North Colombia Coast

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointPico Cristóbal Colón (5730 m/18,799 ft)
CountriesColombia (77%), Venezuela (23%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesZulia (23%), Magdalena (18%), La Guajira (16%), Cesar (13%), Córdoba (12%), Sucre (8%), Bolívar (7%), Atlántico (3%), Antioquia (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area132,355 sq km / 51,102 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent500 km / 311 mi North-South
606 km / 376 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long10° 13' N; 73° 53' W
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Map of North Colombia Coast
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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 North Colombia Coast.
Coastal South AmericaLevel 2 (Parent)
         Coastal VenezuelaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         North Colombia CoastLevel 3
                 Perija-GuajiraLevel 4 (Child)
                 Sierra Nevada de Santa MartaLevel 4 (Child)
                 North Central ColombiaLevel 4 (Child)
         Coastal Northwest South AmericaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Chilean Coastal RangeLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Chilean Coastal IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Tierra del FuegoLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Galapagos IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Southeastern Pacific IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the North Colombia Coast

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Pico Cristóbal Colón573018,799Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
2.Pico Bolívar572518,783Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
3.La Reina545017,881Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
4.Pico Ojeda529017,356Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
5.Pico Guardían528617,343Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
6.Pico Tulio Ospino525017,224Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
7.Cerro Pintado361011,844Perija-Guajira
8.Cerro de Las Tetas351011,516Perija-Guajira
9.Cuchilla San Lorenzo28669403Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
10.Cerro Irapa24307972Perija-Guajira
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.Pico Cristóbal Colón573018,799Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
2.Cerro Pintado361011,844Perija-Guajira
3.Serranía de Maco8002625North Central Colombia

Photos of Peaks in the North Colombia Coast

Pico Cristóbal Colón
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Pico Cristobal Colon as seen from the col directly north of the mountain (2015-12-12). Photo by Petter Bjørstad.
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