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Sororopán-tepui is located in Venezuela
Location in Venezuela
Highest point
Elevation 2,050 m (6,730 ft) [1]
Coordinates 05°41′40″N 61°45′37″W / 5.69444°N 61.76028°W / 5.69444; -61.76028Coordinates: 05°41′40″N 61°45′37″W / 5.69444°N 61.76028°W / 5.69444; -61.76028
Location Bolívar, Venezuela

Sororopán-tepui is a 10-kilometre (6.2 mi) long ridge in Bolívar state, Venezuela.[1] It has a maximum elevation of around 2,050 m (6,730 ft) and its densely forested slopes cover an estimated area of 30 km2 (12 sq mi). The ridge has a southwest–northeast orientation and is characterised by a steep southern face. Part of the Ptari Massif, it lies just south of Carrao-tepui and neighbouring Ptari-tepui.[1]

View from Kavanayén in the Gran Sabana, looking northwards. The large forested ridge is Sororopán-tepui, with Ptari-tepui visible just behind. Moving left is Moná-tepui and then, off in the distance, the Los Testigos chain, beginning with Kamarkawarai-tepui.
The flat, symmetrical peak of Ptari-tepui is visible on the left, with the long southwestern face of Sororopán-tepui extending to the right.

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  1. ^ a b c Huber, O. (1995). Geographical and physical features. In: P.E. Berry, B.K. Holst & K. Yatskievych (eds.) Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Volume 1. Introduction. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis. pp. 1–61.

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