Definitions for illimaniˌi yiˈmɑ ni
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I•lli•ma•niˌi yiˈmɑ ni(n.)
a mountain in W Bolivia, in the Andes, near La Paz. 21,188 ft. (6458 m).
Category: Geography (places)
a mountain peak in the Andes in Bolivia (21,201 feet high)
Illimani is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Real of western Bolivia. It lies just south of La Paz at the eastern edge of the Altiplano. It is the second highest peak in Bolivia, after Nevado Sajama, and the eighteenth highest peak in South America. The snow line lies at about 4,570 metres above sea level, and glaciers are found on the northern face at 4,983 m. The mountain has four main peaks; the highest is the south summit, Nevado Illimani, which is a popular ascent for mountain climbers. Geologically, Illimani is composed primarily of granodiorite, intruded during the Cenozoic era into the sedimentary rock which forms the bulk of the Cordillera Real. Illimani is quite visible from the city of La Paz and is its major landmark. The mountain has been the subject of many local songs, most importantly "Illimani", with the following refrain: "¡Illimani, Illimani, sentinela tu eres de La Paz! ¡Illimani, Illimani, patrimonio eres de Bolivia!"
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