MundoAndino Home : Bolivia Guide at Mundo Andino

Cordillera Central (Bolivia)

The Cordillera Central is a Bolivian mountain range that divides the three river basins in the country and also has the second highest peaks in Bolivia. It is rich in minerals and starts in the north with Chaupi Orco and the three Palomanis that were in the south up to Zapaleri, forming a border with Chile and Argentina. The Cordillera Central is divided into three sections:

The northern section or Cordillera Real, with Chaupi Orco and the three Palomanis, also taking into account the most significant of Bolivia that you find near La Paz, Illimani, Illampu, Ancohuma, Mururata, and Huayna Potosi, all of which are more than 6,000 meters high. This section is very famous because the highest meteorological observatory in the world can be found on Chacaltaya. Some of the highest ski slopes in the world can be found here also.

The central section contains Sumac Orcko, with the Andacava mountains and the Paso de Condor rail station, both situated at an elevation of 4,288 meters.

The southern section is characterized by its high rate of mineralization and large deposits of tin. Its highest summit is Zapalieri on the border with Chile and Argentina.

See also

Cordillera Occidental (Bolivia)

Cordillera Oriental (Bolivia)

Didn't find what you were looking for.
Need more information for your travel research or homework?
Ask your questions at the forum about Mountains of Bolivia or help others to find answers.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Cordillera Central (Bolivia)

Disclaimer - Privacy Policy - 2009