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Related to Cordillera Occidental: Cordillera Oriental
Cordillera Oc·ci·den·tal(ŏk′sĭ-dĕn-täl′, ōk′sē-)
A discontinuous series of mountain ranges in the Andes lying parallel to the western coast of South America and extending from western Bolivia to northern Colombia. Its highest elevation is Huascarán, 6,746 m (22,133 ft), in western Peru.
Cor•di•lle•ra Oc•ci•den•tal(ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑ ˌɔk si ðɛnˈtɑl)
the W coastal ranges of the Andes, in Peru and Colombia.