Cordillera Real

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Related to Cordillera Real: Cordillera Blanca, Salar de Uyuni

Cordillera Re·al

A range of the Andes in the Cordillera Oriental of western Bolivia, rising to 6,439 m (21,125 ft) at Illimani.

Cor•di•lle•ra Re•al

(ˌkɔr ðiˈyɛ rɑ rɛˈɑl)
1. a range of the Andes, in Bolivia. Highest peak, Illimani, 21,201 ft. (6462 m).
2. a range of the Andes, in Ecuador. Highest peak, Chimborazo, 20,561 ft. (6267 m).
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La cordillera Central penetra como una prolongacion septentrional de la cordillera Real de Ecuador y constituye la divisoria entre los drenajes del oceano Atlantico y del oceano Pacifico.
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Bolivia boasts the soaring peaks of the Cordillera Real, the mesmerizing salt flats of Uyuni, the steamy jungles of the Amazon, Basin and the wildlife-rich grasslands of the Southeast.
Nestled high in the Andes of Peru between two imposing mountain chains, Cordillera Real and Cordillera Blanca, sits the majestic Lake Titicaca.
From the civilised, if hardly unusual (deluxe dining in Paris; roaming Las Ramblas in Barcelona), to the slightly more demanding (pony-trekking in Lesotho), to the once-in-a-lifetime heartstoppers of tracking tigers in Bandhavgarh or scaling sheer ice-walls in the Cordillera Real, it's all here, and very well presented it is too.
It is hard to exaggerate Potosi: the source of half of Spanish American silver (and hence of a good deal of the world's new silver) between 1550 and 1650; a city of well over 100,000 by 1600; a place isolated, 4000 meters above sea level, in the Cordillera Real of the Andes, well east of the altiplano of what is now Bolivia; a market, despite its inaccessibility, that was the destination of goods from distant regions of South America, Europe, and east Asia; the source, because of the assumed maltreatment of native miners there, of deep criticism of Spain by its European rivals--but a source, also, of deep and lasting envy among those powers.
In Ecuador, both the Cordillera Real and El Oro Complex in the Amotape terrane (Noble et al., 1997; Aspden et al., 1992 a) register the same event.
After spending a year consulting in Germany, he participated in the German Andean Expedition to the Cordillera Real of Bolivia in 1927-1928 with the renowned geographer Dr.
In the Cordillera Real of the Andes, perennial drainage from abandoned tin and silver mines is polluting the main water supply of the capital city, La Paz.