Cordillera Volcanica

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointNevado Chachani (6057 m/19,872 ft)
CountriesPeru (93%), Bolivia (4%), Chile (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesPuno (27%), Arequipa (23%), Moquegua (22%), Tacna (19%), La Paz (4%), Tarapacá (3%), Cuzco (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area74,343 sq km / 28,704 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent415 km / 258 mi North-South
417 km / 259 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long16° 35' S; 70° 36' W
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Map of Cordillera Volcanica
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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 Volcanica.
Cordillera Occidental (Peru)Level 4 (Parent)
         Northern Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         La Libertad Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera NegraLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera BlancaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Central Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         South Central Cordillera OccidentalLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Apurimac-Calpamayo AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera ChilaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera AmpatoLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Cordillera VolcanicaLevel 5

Major Peaks of the Cordillera Volcanica

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Nevado Chachani605719,872 
2.Volcán Tacora598019,619 
3.Volcán El Misti582219,101 
4.Volcán Tutupaca581519,078 
5.Pichu Pichu566518,586 
6.Volcán Ubinas562018,438 
7.Cerro El Fraile559618,360 
8.Cerro Calvario400513,140 
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 Volcanica

Nevado Chachani
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I have never been higher! First time above 6k! Chachani 2013 (2013-08-07). Photo by Piotr Kaczynski.
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Volcán El Misti
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El Misti - I'll bag you next time (2009-08-22). Photo by Michael Vecchiarelli.
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Volcán Ubinas
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Volcán Ubinas Photo by Scott Patterson.
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