Pucasaya (Moquegua)

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Pucasaya
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Satellite image of the volcano Ubinas (on the left) and Pucasaya (lower left)
Highest point
Elevation 5,320 m (17,450 ft) [1]
Coordinates 16°27′33″S70°56′10″W / 16.45917°S 70.93611°W / -16.45917; -70.93611 Coordinates: 16°27′33″S70°56′10″W / 16.45917°S 70.93611°W / -16.45917; -70.93611
Geography
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Pucasaya
Peru
Location Peru, Moquegua Region, General Sanchez Cerro Province
Parent range Andes

Pucasaya (possibly from Quechua puka red, saya slope, [2] "red slope") is a 5,320-metre-high (17,454 ft) mountain in the Andes of Peru. It is situated southeast of the salt lake named Salinas. The mountain is located in the Moquegua Region, General Sánchez Cerro Province, Matalaque District, southwest of the active Ubinas volcano. [3] Pucasaya lies on the southern border of the buffer zone of the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reservation. [1]

Andes mountain range running along the tu mamide of South America

The Andes or Andean Mountains are the longest continental mountain range in the world, forming a continuous highland along the western edge of South America. This range is about 7,000 km (4,300 mi) long, about 200 to 700 km wide, and of an average height of about 4,000 m (13,000 ft). The Andes extend from north to south through seven South American countries: Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

Peru republic in South America

Peru, officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America. It is bordered in the north by Ecuador and Colombia, in the east by Brazil, in the southeast by Bolivia, in the south by Chile, and in the west by the Pacific Ocean. Peru is a megadiverse country with habitats ranging from the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region in the west to the peaks of the Andes mountains vertically extending from the north to the southeast of the country to the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest in the east with the Amazon river.

Lake Salinas salt lake in Peru

Lake Salinas is a salt lake in the Arequipa Region in Peru. It is situated in the Arequipa Province, Tarucani District.

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Yuraq Urqu (Arequipa-Moquegua) mountain in Peru

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Wilani mountain in Peru

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Pachakutiq (Moquegua) mountain in Peru

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Paqu Paquni mountain in Peru

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Hatun Pukru mountain in Peru

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Wila Qullu (Moquegua-Puno) mountain in Peru

Wila Qullu is a 5,020-metre-high (16,470 ft) mountain in the Andes of southern Peru. It is located in the Moquegua Region, General Sánchez Cerro Province, Ichuña District, and the Puno Region, Puno Province, Pichacani District. Wila Qullu lies at the Larama Quta valley, northeast of Larama Quta and Janq'u Saxa and southeast of Wallqani. The river originates northwest of the mountain. It is a tributary of Jukumarini Lake.

Yanaccacca (Moquegua)

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References

  1. 1 2 Valoración del Servicio Ambiental de Provisión de Agua con Base en la Reserva Nacional Salinas y Aguada Blanca - Cuenca del Río Chili, PROFONANPE, Lima, 2007
  2. Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the General Sánchez Cerro (Moquegua Region)