Cordillera Occidental, Ecuador

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The Cordillera Occidental range is one of two main mountain ranges in the Andes
Andes
The Andes is the world's longest continental mountain range. It is a continual range of highlands along the western coast of South America. This range is about long, about to wide , and of an average height of about .Along its length, the Andes is split into several ranges, which are separated...

 in Ecuador
Ecuador
Ecuador , officially the Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is one of only two countries in South America, along with Chile, that do not have a border...

, the other being the Cordillera Central
Cordillera Real (Ecuador)
The Cordillera Real is a chain of mountains in the Andes of Ecuador, the largest of them volcanic. They are continued by the Cordillera Central of Peru to the south and the Cordillera Central of Colombia to the north...

. It spans the whole country from north to south. The highest peak of the Cordillera Occidental is Chimborazo
Chimborazo (volcano)
Chimborazo is a currently inactive stratovolcano located in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. Its last known eruption is believed to have occurred around 550 AD....

 (6,267 m).

See also

  • Cordillera Central (Ecuador)
    Cordillera Real (Ecuador)
    The Cordillera Real is a chain of mountains in the Andes of Ecuador, the largest of them volcanic. They are continued by the Cordillera Central of Peru to the south and the Cordillera Central of Colombia to the north...

  • Cordillera Oriental (Ecuador)
  • Cordillera Occidental
    Cordillera Occidental
    Cordillera Occidental is Spanish for "Western mountain". It may refer to:* Cordillera Occidental * Cordillera Occidental * Cordillera Occidental -See also:* Cordillera Central...