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Cordillera Central (Central Andes)
Cordillera Centrale de Colombia.jpg
Highest point
Peak Nevado del Huila [1]
Elevation 5,364 m (17,598 ft)
Dimensions
Length 1,023 km (636 mi) north-south
Area 129,737 km2 (50,092 sq mi)
Geography
Country Colombia

The Cordillera Central (English: Central Andes) is the highest of the three branches of the Colombian Andes. The range extends from south to north dividing from the Colombian Massif in Cauca Department to the Serranía de San Lucas in Bolivar Departments. The highest peak is Nevado del Huila at 5,364 m (17,598 ft).

Geography[edit]

The range is bounded by the Cauca and Magdalena river valleys to the west and east, respectively.

Highest Peaks[edit]

Protected Areas[edit]

Otún Lake

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nevado del Huila, Colombia". Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Volcano Info: Nevado del Huila". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 

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Inter Press Service
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 01:26:12 -0700

FINCA GALICIA, Cordillera Central, Colombia , Oct 26 2013 (IPS) - A new system of tunnels at the Alto de La Línea mountain pass in Colombia's central Cordillera mountain range will open up a key logistics route for this country and neighbouring Venezuela.

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IPS Agencia de Noticias
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:53:51 -0700

FINCA GALICIA, Cordillera Central, Colombia, 22 oct 2013 (IPS) - El túnel del Alto de La Línea, en la Cordillera Central de Colombia, habilitará un eje logístico clave para este país y la vecina Venezuela, pero podría hundirse en el desastre si hace ...
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