The Continental Divide extends from the most northern reaches of North America to the most southern reaches of South America. It separates the watersheds that drain into the Pacific Ocean from those river systems that drain into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Landforms of South America
The Cordillera Blanca is a mountain range in Peru that is part of the larger Andes mountain system. It is located in the north-central part of the Cordillera Occidental (the westernmost part of the Peruvian Andes) and is the world's highest tropical mountain range.
Cordillera del Cóndor is a mountain range in the eastern Andes that is shared by and part of the international border between Ecuador and Peru. El Cóndor National Park is located in Ecuador, bordering the Santiago-Comaina protected area of Peru.
Cordillera del Paine: Torres del Paine National Park and Biosphere Reserve (Chile) The Editor Mon, 10/22/2018 - 17:26
The Cordillera del Paine, a spectacular mountain range that includes the Torres del Paine peaks, lies between the Andes Mountains and the Patagonian steppe in southern Chile. It is an area of great scenic beauty, with many glaciers, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, and lagoons.
The Cordillera Huayhuash is a mountain range within the Peruvian Andes. The range is a compact but spectacular cluster of summits, comprising dozens of snowy peaks, considered by many adventure and nature lovers as one of the most spectacular trekking circuits in the Andes.
The Cordillera Negra is part of the Cordillera Occidental, one of three ranges in the Peruvian Andes system of west-central Peru. The range has rocky peaks with very little winter snowfall. The gullies of the range are gloomy, dark and mostly dry.
The Cordillera Occidental or Western Cordillera of Bolivia is a mountain range situated in extreme western Bolivia, forming a natural border with Chile. The range is part of the Andes Mountains system which, in turn, is part of the American Cordillera.
The Cordillera Oriental of Bolivia is part of the Andes Mountains system. It is the easternmost of Bolivia's two main ranges and separates the lowlands of the Amazon River basin to the east from the Altiplano to the west. The northern section of the range is known as the Cordillera Real.
The Cordillera de Vilcabamba is a small mountain range located within the Cordillera Central of the Peruvian Andes, in the Cusco region of Peru. Part of the Andes Mountain system, the range extends northwestward from the city of Cusco.
Cordillera Vilcanota: Peruvian Andes (Peru) The Editor Sun, 04/04/2021 - 16:28
The Cordillera Vilcanota is a mountain range in southeastern Peru that constitutes one of the southern branches of the Cordillera Occidental. Vinicunca, or "Rainbow Mountain," is a natural landmark. Ausangate, with significance in Incan mythology, is the tallest peak in the range.