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El Cocuy Natural National Park

El Cocuy, Colombia

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The Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Chita o Guican National Natural Park (or Sierra Nevada de Chita or Sierra Nevada de Güicán, Spanish: Parque Natural Sierra Nevada del Cocuy Chita o Guican is a national park and a set of highlands within the Cordillera Oriental mountain range in the Andes Mountains of Colombia.

The Park area contains several high peaks covered with snow:

Pan de Azúcar (5120m), Diamante (4800 m), el Púlpito del Diablo (5100 m), Toti (4800 m), Portales (4800 m), Cóncavo (5200 m), Concavito (5100 m), San Pablines South (5180 m) and North (5200 m), Ritacuba Blanco (5330 m), Picacho (5030 m), Puntiagudo (5200 m), Ritacuba Negro (5300 m), el Castillo (5100 m), peak without name (5000 m), Sirara (5200 m).

An 1856 watercolor by Manuel María Paz is an early depiction of the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy in Casanare Province.

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  • WDPA ID133
  • NameEl Cocuy
  • Original NameEl Cocuy
  • Country / TerritoryCOL
  • Sub locationCO-BOY
  • IUCN CategoryNot ReportedWhat is this?
  • English DesignationNatural National Park
  • Designation TypeNational
  • StatusDesignated
  • Status Year1977
  • Reported Area km23060.0
  • Marinefalse
  • Governance TypeFederal or national ministry or agency
  • International CriteriaNot Applicable
  • Management AuthorityUnidad Administrativa Especial del Sistema de Parques Nacionales Naturales - UAESPNN
  • Management Plan URLNot Reported




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Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia, Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarollo Sostenible, Colombia (2013)

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