Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointRitacuba Blanco (5410 m/17,749 ft)
States/ProvincesSantander (21%), Boyacá (16%), Norte de Santander (15%), Cundinamarca (15%), Huila (7%), Caquetá (7%), Meta (6%), Cesar (4%), Tolima (3%), Cauca (2%), Arauca (1%), Distrito Capital (1%), Casanare (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area144,252 sq km / 55,696 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent924 km / 574 mi North-South
517 km / 322 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long5° 8' N; 74° 15' W
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Map of Cordillera Oriental (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 Oriental (Colombia).
Colombian AndesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Cordillera Occidental (Colombia)Level 4 (Sibling)
         Cordillera Central (Colombia)Level 4 (Sibling)
         Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)Level 4

Major Peaks of the Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Ritacuba Blanco541017,749 
2.Ritacuba Negro529017,356 
3.Cerro Concavo517316,972 
4.Pan de Azúcar512016,797 
5.Púlpito del Diablo510016,732 
6.Cerro Piedra Molino452514,846 
7.Cerro El Viejo428814,068 
8.Nevado Sumapaz425013,944 
9.Saliente del Rio Guape418013,714 
10.Los Tambos de Colorado414013,583 
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 Oriental (Colombia)

Ritacuba Blanco
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Approaching the summit on Ritacuba Blanco, Colombia (2009-02-06). Photo by Ken Jones.
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