Exceptional beauty of the Andes


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Beauty of the mountains


Andean Mountains of South America

800px-Andes1aAuthor: Robert Morrow . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

800px-La_Cordillère_des_AndesAuthor: Romanceor  . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

The Andean Cordillera, aerial view

The Andean Mountains (Andes Cordillera), is the longest mountain range in the world, oriented north-south all along the west coast of South America. The cordillera, which is approximately 7,100 kilometers long, 200 to 800 kilometers long, has an average altitude of 4,000 meters and is 6,962 meters (Aconcagua-Argentina). It begins in Venezuela in the north then crosses Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina, to the southern tip of the continent.

SONY DSCAuthor:Lucia Barreiros da Silva . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Peruvian Andes Mountains

Aconcagua_(aerial)Author:Beatriz Moisset. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Aerial view of Aconcagua (Highest Andean Summit)

800px-Andes_bolivianosAuthor:Andes. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Bolivian Andes

800px-ARG-2016-Aerial-Tierra_del_Fuego_(Ushuaia)–Valle_Carbajal_01Author:Godot13. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Aerial view of Valle Carbajal (terminus) in the Southern Andes, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina (Fuegian Andes within a 12 miles radius of Ushuaia)

800px-Cuernos_del_Paine_from_Lake_PehoéAuthor:Miguel Vieira . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Torres del Paine from Lake Pehoé, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

800px-Ausangate-hillside-MTAuthor:Marturius . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Hillside of peruvian Ausangate mountain

La_Paz_SkylineAuthor:EEJCC  . Source: commons.wikimedia.org

Capital of Bolivia, La Paz, with an altitude of about 3,650 m above sea level in the Andes , is the highest capital in the world.

machu-picchu-1569324_960_720Author: skeeze . Source: pixabay.com

The Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on the Andes

Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel located high up in the Andean mountains (2430 m), in Peru, above the valley of the Urubamba River, on the edge of the Amazon rainforest. Built in the 15th century and later abandoned, during the collapse of the Inca empire.




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