Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)

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Cordillera Oriental (Eastern Ranges)Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_0_0
Highest pointCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_1_0
PeakCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_2_0 Ritacuba BlancoCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_cell_0_2_1
ElevationCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_3_0 5,410 m (17,750 ft)Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_cell_0_3_1
ListingCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_4_0 Altiplano Cundiboyacense, Serranía de los Yariguíes, Serranía de las Quinchas, Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, Serranía del PerijáCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_cell_0_4_1
DimensionsCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_5_0
LengthCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_6_0 1,200 km (750 mi) SW-NECordillera Oriental (Colombia)_cell_0_6_1
AreaCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_7_0 144,252 km (55,696 sq mi)Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_cell_0_7_1
GeographyCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_8_0
CountryCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_9_0 ColombiaCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_cell_0_9_1
Parent rangeCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_10_0 AndesCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_cell_0_10_1
GeologyCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_11_0
Age of rockCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_12_0 Neoproterozoic-HoloceneCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_cell_0_12_1
Mountain typeCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_header_cell_0_13_0 Andean Subduction-related orogenCordillera Oriental (Colombia)_cell_0_13_1

The Cordillera Oriental (English: Eastern Ranges) is the widest of the three branches of the Colombian Andes. Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_sentence_0

The range extends from south to north dividing from the Colombian Massif in Huila Department to Norte de Santander Department where it splits into the Serranía del Perijá and the Cordillera de Mérida in Venezuelan Andes. Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_sentence_1

The highest peak is Ritacuba Blanco at 5,410 m (17,750 ft) in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_sentence_2

Geography Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_section_0

The western part of the Cordillera Oriental belongs to the Magdalena River basin, while the eastern part includes the river basins of the Amazon River, Orinoco River, and Catatumbo River. Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_sentence_3

Within it, the Altiplano Cundiboyacense and the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy (with the only snowy peaks in this mountain range) stand out. Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_sentence_4

The mountain range contains the most páramos in the world, of which Ocetá is widely considered the most beautiful. Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_sentence_5

Protected areas Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_section_1

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Regional geology Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_section_2

See also Cordillera Oriental (Colombia)_section_3

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Credits to the contents of this page go to the authors of the corresponding Wikipedia page: Oriental (Colombia).