Cordillera Central (Peru)

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointNevado Tarata (5723 m/18,776 ft)
States/ProvincesJunín (20%), Huánuco (20%), San Martín (18%), Amazonas (16%), Pasco (9%), Ayacucho (7%), La Libertad (5%), Huancavelica (4%), Ancash (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area127,992 sq km / 49,418 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent990 km / 615 mi North-South
602 km / 374 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long9° 2' S; 75° 44' W
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Peruvian AndesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Cordillera Occidental (Peru)Level 4 (Sibling)
         Cordillera Central (Peru)Level 4
         Cordillera Oriental (Peru)Level 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Cordillera Central (Peru)

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Nevado Tarata572318,776 
2.Cerro Jallacata555818,235 
3.Nevado Huagaruancha540117,720 
4.Cerro Huamanripayoc496016,273 
5.Nudo de Pasco4850+15,912+ 
6.Nevado de Bolivar469615,407 
7.Cerro Alto Chúcarro461015,125 
8.Cerreo Chucaros449614,751 
9.Cerro Rumarima4480+14,698+ 
10.Cerro Ouisuar4460+14,633+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

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