Cordillera Central (Colombia)

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointNevado del Huila (5390 m/17,684 ft)
States/ProvincesAntioquia (26%), Tolima (15%), Bolívar (14%), Cauca (11%), Nariño (8%), Huila (7%), Valle del Cauca (6%), Caldas (5%), Putumayo (5%), Quindío (1%), Risaralda (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area129,737 sq km / 50,092 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,023 km / 635 mi North-South
449 km / 279 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long4° 51' N; 75° 48' W
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Map of Cordillera Central (Colombia)
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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 Cordillera Central (Colombia).
Colombian AndesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Cordillera Occidental (Colombia)Level 4 (Sibling)
         Cordillera Central (Colombia)Level 4
         Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)Level 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Cordillera Central (Colombia)

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Nevado del Huila539017,684 
2.Nevado del Ruiz531117,425 
3.Nevado del Tolima521517,110 
4.Nevado de Santa Isabel510016,732 
5.Nevado Quindio476015,617 
6.Nevado El Cisne470015,420 
7.Cerro Pan de Azúcar467015,322 
8.Volcán Puracé464615,243 
9.Volcán Galeras425613,963 
10.Cerro Patascoy395012,959 
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 Cordillera Central (Colombia)

Nevado del Tolima
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Nevado del Tolima from Las Latas (1998-12-31). Photo by Scott Patterson.
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Volcán Puracé
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Nevado Purace Photo by Scott Patterson.
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