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Cordillera Real


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A range of the Andes with branches in western Bolivia and central Ecuador.


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  • At an altitude of almost 13,000 feet, Lake Titicaca's luminous blue surface reflects the 20,000-foot peaks of the majestic Cordillera Real.

    Andrew Harper's Notebook

  • The Cordillera Real contains various mountain chains, among which are the Cordillera de Apolobamba, Cordillera de Muñecas, Cordillera de La Paz, and Cordillera de Tres Cruces.

    Central Andean wet puna

  • They were on the Cordillera Real, easternmost of the monumental ridges that form the Andes.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • These are found in granitic rocks forming the core of the high Cordillera Real and in the adjacent intruded sediments, in narrow fissure veins and broader brecciated zones containing the typical ore and gangue minerals described above, and also, in many cases, silver-bearing sulphides (chiefly tetrahedrite).

    The Economic Aspect of Geology

  • Climbing the Cordillera Real (or the Royal Range) puts hikers in a unique location, overseeing La Paz, and right above the massive Altiplano, where the Andes are at their widest.

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  • You climb up to the village, located at the top of the island, where you can admire the splendid landscape of Titicaca Lake and the Cordillera Real in Bolivia. TravelStream™ — Recent Entries at

  • Recent studies by a young Bolivian researcher, Alvaro Soruco, suggest that since 1975 glaciers in Bolivia's Cordillera Real have lost half their volume.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

  • Bolivia's glaciated mountains are almost all in the Cordillera Real, or Royal Range, which soars from the northwest to southeast of La Paz and its adjacent slum city, El Alto, separating the arid, windswept expanse of the altiplano (high plain) from the dripping verdure of the Amazon.

  • Huayna Potosí is located about 25 km north of La Paz, Bolivia in the Cordillera Real

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  • Wagnon PW, Ribstein P, Francou B, and Pouyaud B 1999: Annual cycle of energy balance of Zongo Glacier, Cordillera Real, Bolivia.



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