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Cordillera de Talinay


The Cordillera de Talinay is a mountain range situated in the Coquimbo Region of Chile. The range consists of a series of hills and foothills spreading more than 40 km in a north-south direction from the coast, but which descend to meet the Limari river as it crosses Chile's Intermediate Depression (Depresion Intermedia or Valle Longitudinal (longitudinal valley)).

On Talinay mountain slopes can be found the City of Ovalle, capital of the Province of Limari, several rich copper mines, such as the mine of Tamaya, and the Forest of Fray Jorge National Park , which has been declared a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. The Talinay's heights do not generally reach above 600 meters, although there exist certain exceptions, such as the "Guanaqueros Hill" (Cerro Guanaqueros) which is considerably taller than average.

References

[[:es:Cordillera de Talinay|Cordillera de Talinay]]. From the Spanish-language Wikipedia. Retrieved April 25, 2006.

Gotolatin (TM) 2000. Bosque Fray Jorge National Park. Retrieved March 25, 2006.

External links

Satellite picture of South America showing the location of the Talinay mountain range.

Webpage providing details on the Forest of Fray Jorge National Park.

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