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Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)

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Peak  Ritacuba Blanco
Country  Colombia
Area  144,252 km²
Elevation  5,410 m (17,750 ft)
Parent range  Andes
Highest point  Ritacuba Blanco
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Listing  Altiplano Cundiboyacense, Serranía de los Yariguíes, Serranía de las Quinchas, Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, Serranía del Perijá
Length  1,200 km (750 mi) SW-NE
Mountains  Monserrate, Ritacuba Blanco, Guadalupe Hill

The Cordillera Oriental (English: Eastern Ranges) is the widest of the three branches of the Colombian Andes. The range extends from south to north dividing from the Colombian Massif in Huila Department to Norte de Santander Department where it splits into the Serranía del Perijá and the Cordillera de Mérida in Venezuelan Andes. The highest peak is Ritacuba Blanco at 5,410 m (17,750 ft) in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy.


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The western part of the Cordillera Oriental belongs to the Magdalena River basin, while the eastern part includes the river basins of the Amazon River, Orinoco River, and Catatumbo River. Within it, the Altiplano Cundiboyacense and the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy (with the only snowy peaks in this mountain range) stand out.

Protected areas

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  • Cueva de los Guácharos
  • Chingaza National Natural Park
  • Yariguíes National Park
  • Sierra Nevada del Cocuy
  • Sumapaz Páramo
  • Tamá National Natural Park
  • Los Estoraques Unique Natural Area
  • Lake Iguaque
  • Guanentá Alto Río Fonce Flora and Fauna Sanctuary
  • Catatumbo Barí National Natural Park
  • Los Picachos National Natural Park
  • Pisba National Natural Park

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