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La Valvanera photo
La Valvanera photo
Eastern Cordillera photo
Eastern Cordillera photo
Eastern Cordillera photo
Sumapaz photo
Cordillera Central photo
Eastern Cordillera photo
Eastern Cordillera photo
Eastern Cordillera photo
Chia photo
La Valvanera photo
Eastern Cordillera photo
Eastern Cordillera photo
Tenjo photo
Cordillera Central photo
    

Information

The Andes in the south of Colombia and the border with Ecuador are made up of one cordillera (range) and contain volcanic peaks of more than 5000m. In the north the Andes branch into three cordilleras.

The western mountain range, the Cordillera Occidental, is a moderately high range with peaks reaching up to about 13,000 ft (4,000m). Several snow-clad volcanoes in the Cordillera Central have summits that rise above 18,000 ft (5,500 m). The peaks of the Cordillera Oriental are moderately high. This range differs from Colombia's other mountain ranges in that it contains several large basins.

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is an isolated mountain range and is not part of the Andes chain.



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