Cordillera de Merida

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointPico Bolívar (4981 m/16,342 ft)
States/ProvincesBarinas (27%), Apure (24%), Portuguesa (12%), Lara (9%), Mérida (8%), Táchira (7%), Trujillo (5%), Zulia (5%), Cojedes (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area141,091 sq km / 54,475 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent395 km / 245 mi North-South
677 km / 420 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long8° 42' N; 69° 24' W
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Map of Cordillera de Merida
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Cordillera de Merida.
AndesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Cordillera de MeridaLevel 3
         Colombian AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Ecuador AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Peruvian AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Bolivian AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Puna de AtacamaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Argentina-Chile AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Patagonian AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Cordillera de Merida

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Pico Bolívar498116,342 
2.Pico Humboldt492516,158 
3.La Concha492216,148 
4.Pico Bonpland489316,053 
5.Pico Espejo476515,633 
6.Piedras Blancas476315,627 
7.El Toro472715,509 
8.Pico Mucunuque467215,328 
9.Pico el Aguila426013,976 
10.El Llano424013,911 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Cordillera de Merida

Pico Bolívar
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Summit seen from a distance (2009-09-08). Photo by Lars Holme.
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