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Ecuador Andes

Range TypePolitically-defined sub-range
Highest PointVolcán Chimborazo (6267 m/20,561 ft)
CountriesEcuador (88%), Peru (11%), Colombia (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesMorona Santiago (11%), Amazonas (10%), Napo (9%), Pichincha (8%), Zamora Chinchipe (7%), Loja (6%), Azuay (5%), Los Ríos (5%), Guayas (5%), Pastaza (4%), Cotopaxi (4%), Chimborazo (4%), Esmeraldas (4%), Sucumbíos (3%), Imbabura (3%), El Oro (2%), Carchi (2%), Cañar (2%), Bolívar (2%), Tungurahua (2%), Cajamarca (1%), Nariño (1%), Manabí (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area170,061 sq km / 65,661 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent769 km / 478 mi North-South
398 km / 247 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long2° 5' S; 78° 40' W
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Map of Ecuador Andes
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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 Ecuador Andes.
AndesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Cordillera de MeridaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Colombian AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Ecuador AndesLevel 3
                 Cordillera Occidental (Ecuador)Level 4 (Child)
                 Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)Level 4 (Child)
                 South Ecuador AndesLevel 4 (Child)
                 Cordillera de CondorLevel 4 (Child)
         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 Ecuador Andes

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Volcán Chimborazo626720,561Cordillera Occidental (Ecuador)
2.Volcán Cotopaxi589719,347Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)
3.Volcán Cayambe579018,996Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)
4.Volcán Antisana569318,678Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)
5.Volcán Sangay532617,474Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)
6.Volcán Altar531917,451Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)
7.Volcán Iliniza524117,195Cordillera Occidental (Ecuador)
8.Volcán Tungurahua502316,480Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)
9.Volcán Carihuairazo502016,470Cordillera Occidental (Ecuador)
10.Volcán Cotacachi490016,076Cordillera Occidental (Ecuador)
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Volcán Chimborazo626720,561Cordillera Occidental (Ecuador)
2.Volcán Cotopaxi589719,347Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)
3.Peak 3829382912,562South Ecuador Andes
4.Cordillera del Condor High Point29509678Cordillera de Condor



Photos of Peaks in the Ecuador Andes

Volcán Cotopaxi
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The giant crater of Volcan Cotopaxi (2009-11-17). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Volcán Cayambe
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Volcan Cayambe from the refugio (2009-11-12). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Volcán Antisana
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Volcan Antisana under partly overcast skies (2009-11-14). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Volcán Iliniza
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The snow-dusted pyramid of Illiniza Sur, Ecuador (2013-06-17). Photo by Paul Brossier.
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Volcán Iliniza-Pico Norte
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Illiniza Norte has a distinctive profile with two summit horns (2013-06-17). Photo by Paul Brossier.
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Volcán Pichincha
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Guagua Pichincha as seen from Rucu Pichincha (2013-06-16). Photo by Paul Brossier.
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Rumiñahui
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Rumiñahui is one of the lower peaks in Ecuador (2013-06-12). Photo by Paul Brossier.
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Volcán Pichincha-Rucu
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Rucu Pichincha on a crystal-clear equatorial day. Photo by Paul Brossier.
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Volcán Imbabura
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Imbabura Volcano, one of the lower cones in Ecuador (2009-11-10). Photo by Ken Jones.
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Pasochoa
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Crater rim of Pasochoa, with Rumiñahui centered in the far background (2013-12-31). Photo by Mark Hansen.
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