Sierra Nevada de Mérida
|Sierra Nevada de Merida|
Remnants of glaciers on the Pico Bolívar
|Elevation||16,342 ft (4,981 m)|
|Length||200 mi (320 km) Southeast-Northwest|
|States||Merida and Barinas|
|Age of rock||Precambrian|
The Sierra Nevada de Mérida is the highest mountain range in the largest massif in Venezuela, the Cordillera de Mérida, which in turn is part of the northern extent of the Cordillera de los Andes (Andes Mountains). The Sierra Nevada de Mérida includes the highest peaks in Venezuela, Pico Bolívar, which has an elevation of 4,981 metres (16,342 ft), Pico Humboldt, Pico Bonpland and others.
The Sierra Nevada National Park is a protected area within the range.
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