Southern Brazilian Highlands

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointPico da Pedra da Mina (2798 m/9180 ft)
CountriesBrazil (96%), Argentina (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesSão Paulo (30%), Paraná (24%), Rio Grande do Sul (19%), Santa Catarina (12%), Minas Gerais (6%), Rio de Janeiro (4%), Misiones (4%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area820,958 sq km / 316,972 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,576 km / 980 mi North-South
2,225 km / 1,383 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long25° 58' S; 48° 54' W
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Map of Southern Brazilian Highlands
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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 Southern Brazilian Highlands.
Brazilian HighlandsLevel 2 (Parent)
         LlanosLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Amazon BasinLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Mato GrossoLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Brazilian HighlandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Northeast BrazilLevel 3 (Sibling)
         East-Central Brazilian HighlandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Southern Brazilian HighlandsLevel 3

Major Peaks of the Southern Brazilian Highlands

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Pico da Pedra da Mina27989180 
2.Pico das Agulhas Negras27919157 
3.Morro do Couto2680+8793+ 
4.Pedra do Sino de Itatiaia26708760 
5.Pedra do Altar26658743 
6.Pico dos Três Estados26658743 
7.Pico da Maromba26198593 
8.Morro do Massena26098560 
9.Pico da Cabeça de Touro2600+8530+ 
10.Morro do Tartarugão25958514 
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 Southern 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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