Brazilian Highlands

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointPico da Bandeira (2891 m/9485 ft)
CountriesBrazil (81%), Colombia (7%), Peru (5%), Bolivia (5%), Ecuador (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area9,129,303 sq km / 3,524,827 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent4,420 km / 2,746 mi North-South
4,674 km / 2,904 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long12° 18' S; 56° 19' W
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Map of Brazilian Highlands
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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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 Brazilian Highlands.
South AmericaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Coastal South AmericaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         AndesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Guiana HighlandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Brazilian HighlandsLevel 2
                 LlanosLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central Amazon BasinLevel 3 (Child)
                 Mato GrossoLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central Brazilian HighlandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Northeast BrazilLevel 3 (Child)
                 East-Central Brazilian HighlandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 Southern Brazilian HighlandsLevel 3 (Child)
         Southeast South AmericaLevel 2 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Brazilian Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Pico da Bandeira28919485East-Central Brazilian Highlands
2.Pico do Calçado28499347East-Central Brazilian Highlands
3.Pico da Pedra da Mina27989180Southern Brazilian Highlands
4.Pico das Agulhas Negras27919157Southern Brazilian Highlands
5.Pico do Cristal27699085East-Central Brazilian Highlands
6.Morro do Couto2680+8793+Southern Brazilian Highlands
7.Pedra do Sino de Itatiaia26708760Southern Brazilian Highlands
8.Pedra do Altar26658743Southern Brazilian Highlands
9.Pico dos Três Estados26658743Southern Brazilian Highlands
10.Morro da Cruz do Negro26588720East-Central Brazilian Highlands
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 NamemftRange3
1.Pico da Bandeira28919485East-Central Brazilian Highlands
2.Pico da Pedra da Mina27989180Southern Brazilian Highlands
3.Serra Pouso Alto-Pico 167616765499Central Brazilian Highlands
4.Alto Gobernador16045262Llanos
5.Serrania de Santiago13204331Mato Grosso
6.Pico do Jabre11973927Northeast Brazil
7.Cerro San Lucas9533127Central Amazon Basin

Photos of Peaks in the Brazilian Highlands

Pão de Açúcar
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Christine Mitchell belayed by our guide at the crux pitch of the "tourist" route on Pao de Acucar (2019-06-15). Photo by Ron Bartell.
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