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El Cocuy National Park

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Area  3,060 km²
Established  1977
Nearest city  El Cocuy
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Location  Andes Mountains, Colombia

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El Cocuy National Park is a national park located in the Andes Mountains within the nation of Colombia. Its official name is Parque Nacional Natural El Cocuy.

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Geology

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Because of its high altitude, and although it is located close to the equator, El Cocuy is characterized by post-glacial geological morphology, including steep slopes, cirques, moraines, and glacier-gouged lakes La Pintada and La Cuadrada. The park's topography covers 4,500 meters (15,000 feet) from its lowest point to its highest point. The park is visited by climbers and rockclimbers of all skill levels.

Geography

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El Cocuy National Park is located in the Department of Boyacá, near the villages of El Cocuy and Güicán.

Current events

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The national park's glacial heritage has made climate change a key element in the park's future. An 1851 watercolor of the "Great Snowfields near Güicán" shows Mount Chita fully capped in snow. As of 2009, the national park's historic icefield has shrunk to scattered snowcaps, and is expected to entirely disappear within a few decades.

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References

El Cocuy National Park Wikipedia


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