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Salto Chirimata en Venezuela y la Serra do Sol de fondo en Brasil.jpg
Uei-tepui in 2013
Highest point
Elevation 2,150 m (7,050 ft) [1]
Coordinates 05°01′01″N 60°36′55″W / 5.01694°N 60.61528°W / 5.01694; -60.61528Coordinates: 05°01′01″N 60°36′55″W / 5.01694°N 60.61528°W / 5.01694; -60.61528
Uei-tepui is located in Venezuela
Location in Venezuela
Location Roraima, Brazil / Bolívar, Venezuela

Uei-tepui, also known as Wei-tepui, Cerro El Sol or Serra do Sol[2] is a tepui on the border between Brazil and Venezuela. It may be considered the southernmost member of the Eastern Tepuis chain.[1]

Uei-tepui has an elevation of around 2,150 metres (7,050 ft), a summit area of 2.5 km2 (0.97 sq mi), and an estimated slope area of 20 km2 (7.7 sq mi).[1] While the peak of Uei-tepui lies completely in Venezuelan territory, large part of the main ridge forms the boundary between Venezuela and Brazil.

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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.
  2. ^ McPherson, S., A. Wistuba, A. Fleischmann & J. Nerz (2011). Sarraceniaceae of South America. Redfern Natural History Productions, Poole.

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