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Sorapata is located in Bolivia
Location in Bolivia, on the border with Peru
Highest point
Elevation6,000 m (20,000 ft) [1]
Coordinates14°37′59″S 69°13′43″W / 14.63306°S 69.22861°W / -14.63306; -69.22861Coordinates: 14°37′59″S 69°13′43″W / 14.63306°S 69.22861°W / -14.63306; -69.22861
LocationBoliviaPeru border
Parent rangeAndes, Apolobamba

Sorapata (possibly from Aymara sura dry jiquima, a species of Pachyrhizus, pata step,[2] "sura step") is a mountain in the north of the Apolobamba mountain range on the border of Bolivia and Peru. It is about 6,000 metres (19,685 ft) high. On the Bolivian side it is located in the La Paz Department, Franz Tamayo Province, Pelechuco Municipality, and on the Peruvian side it lies in the Puno Region, Putina Province, Sina District. Sorapata is situated between Locopauchenta and Cunuyo in the north and Chaupi Orco (or Viscachani) in the south. The lake Japucocha lies southwest of it.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b - UGEL map of the Putina Province (Puno Region)
  2. ^ Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ "Pelechuco". Retrieved December 13, 2014.