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Wadakapiapo Yuruani tepuy 2010.jpg
Yuruaní-tepui (right) and Wadakapiapué-tepui
Highest point
Elevation 2,400 m (7,900 ft) [1]
Coordinates 05°18′41″N 60°51′47″W / 5.31139°N 60.86306°W / 5.31139; -60.86306Coordinates: 05°18′41″N 60°51′47″W / 5.31139°N 60.86306°W / 5.31139; -60.86306
Yuruaní-tepui is located in Venezuela
Location in Venezuela
Location Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Guyana / Bolívar, Venezuela

Yuruaní-tepui, also known by the Pemón name Iwalkarima, Iwalecalima[2] or Iwarkárima,[3] is a tepui of the Eastern Tepuis chain primarily situated in Venezuela, while part of the eastern ridge stretches into the disputed Guayana Esequiba territory in Guyana.[1] It has an elevation of around 2,400 metres (7,900 ft), the high plateau being located entirely within Venezuela, and a summit area of 4.38 km2 (1.69 sq mi). It lies just east of the much smaller Wadakapiapué-tepui.[1] This Tepui is not located in the Canaima National Park unlike most other Tepuis in the area.[4]

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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. ^ (Spanish) Brewer-Carías, C. (2012). "Roraima: madre de todos los ríos." (PDF).  Río Verde 8: 77–94.
  3. ^ (Spanish) El Tepuy - Características de los Tepuyes Archived January 20, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. ExplorandoRutas.com.
  4. ^ http://viajespereira.com.ve/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/mapa.jpg

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