Sierra de las Ánimas

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Sierra de las Ánimas
Cerro Pan de Azúcar 01.jpg
Cerro Pan de Azúcar
Highest point
Peak Cerro de las Ánimas
Elevation 501 m (1,644 ft)
Coordinates 34°48′33″S 58°15′31″W / 34.80917°S 58.25861°W / -34.80917; -58.25861
Sierra de las Ánimas is located in Uruguay
Sierra de las Ánimas
Country Uruguay
Range coordinates 34°36′S 55°17′W / 34.600°S 55.283°W / -34.600; -55.283Coordinates: 34°36′S 55°17′W / 34.600°S 55.283°W / -34.600; -55.283
Age of rock Precambrian
Type of rock Granite, gneiss

Sierra de las Ánimas is a hill range which starts in Lavalleja Department of Uruguay and extends south into Maldonado Department.


Here in Maldonado Department it includes one of the highest peaks of Uruguay, the top of Cerro de las Ánimas 501 metres (1,644 ft), near the towns Gregorio Aznárez and Las Flores.

It is the only elevated landform of volcanic origin in Uruguay.

Related landform[edit]

It is a branch of the Cuchilla Grande which extends north - northeast through Treinta y Tres Department into Cerro Largo Department, and which includes secondary ranges.

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