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Cuchilla Grande

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Elevation  513.66 m (1,685.2 ft)
Type of rock  Granite, gneiss
Age of rock  Precambrian
Country  Uruguay
Period  Precambrian
Types of rock  Granite, Gneiss
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Peak  Cerro Catedral (Cathedral Hill)
Similar  Cuchilla de Haedo, Cerro Catedral, Cerro de las Ánimas, Río Negro, Santa Lucía River

Cuchilla Grande is a hill range that crosses the west part of Uruguay from north to south. It extends from the south part of Cerro Largo Department, through the departments of Treinta y Tres and Lavalleja and ends in Maldonado Department where it forms its highest peaks.


Noted features

In the southern part of this range, there is the Cerro Catedral, the highest point of the country. This hill is situated in the Maldonado Department.

Also found in this range is the Cerro Pan de Azúcar, likewise situated in the Maldonado Department, near Piriápolis.

Secondary ranges

  • Cuchilla de Mansavillagra
  • Sierra Carapé
  • Sierra Aceguá
  • Sierra de las Ánimas
  • Cuchilla Grande Inferior
  • Cuchilla de Cerro Largo
  • References

    Cuchilla Grande Wikipedia