Central Cordillera Occidental

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointNevado Yerupajá (6617 m/21,709 ft)
States/ProvincesLima (73%), Junín (15%), Huánuco (4%), Pasco (3%), Ancash (3%), Huancavelica (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area46,273 sq km / 17,866 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent378 km / 235 mi North-South
292 km / 181 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long11° 28' S; 76° 27' W
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Map of Central Cordillera Occidental
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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 Central Cordillera Occidental.
Cordillera Occidental (Peru)Level 4 (Parent)
         Northern Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         La Libertad Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera NegraLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera BlancaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5
                 Cordillera HuayhuashLevel 6 (Child)
                 Cordillera RauraLevel 6 (Child)
         South Central Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Apurimac-Calpamayo AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera ChilaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera AmpatoLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera VolcanicaLevel 5 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Central Cordillera Occidental

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Nevado Yerupajá661721,709Cordillera Huayhuash
2.Siula Grande634420,814Cordillera Huayhuash
3.Nevado Sarapo612720,102Cordillera Huayhuash
4.Nevado Jirishanca609419,993Cordillera Huayhuash
5.Yerupaja Chico608919,977Cordillera Huayhuash
6.Rasac601719,741Cordillera Huayhuash
7.Nevado Carnicero596019,554Cordillera Huayhuash
9.Nevado Pariacaca575818,891 
10.Nevado Santa Rosa570618,720Cordillera Raura
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 NamemftRange6
1.Nevado Yerupajá661721,709Cordillera Huayhuash
2.Nevado Santa Rosa570618,720Cordillera Raura

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