a mountain range in South America running 5000 miles along the Pacific coast
A mountain range in western South America.
The Andes is the longest continental mountain range in the world. It is a continual range of highlands along the western coast of South America. This range is about 7,000 km long, about 200 km to 700 km wide, and of an average height of about 4,000 m. The Andes extend from north to south through seven South American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela. Along its length, the Andes is split into several ranges, which are separated by intermediate depressions. The Andes is the location of several high plateaux – some of which host major cities such as Quito, Bogotá, Arequipa, Medellín, Sucre, Mérida, and La Paz. The Altiplano plateau is the world's second-highest plateau following the Tibetan plateau. The Andes range is the world's highest mountain range outside of Asia. The highest peak, Mount Aconcagua, rises to an elevation of about 6,962 m above sea level. The peak of Chimborazo in the Ecuadorean Andes is farther from Earth's center than any other location on Earth's surface, due to the equatorial bulge resulting from Earth's rotation. The world's highest volcanoes are in the Andes, including Ojos del Salado on the Chile-Argentina border which rises to 6,893 m. Over fifty other Andean volcanoes also rise above 6,000 m.
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an unbroken range of high mountains, 150 of them actively volcanic, which extend, often in double and triple chains, along the west of South America from Cape Horn to Panama, a distance of 4500 m., divided into the Southern or Chilian as far as 23½° S., the Central as far as 10° S., and the Northern to their termination.
Etymology and Origins
From the Peruvian anta, copper.
Danes, deans, Deans, DNase, Sande, sedan, Sedna
How to say Andes in sign language?
The numerical value of Andes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Andes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Andes in a Sentence
In the Andes, death is a process, it's not as if you bury someone and you're done.
Corn is just one plant, but in the Andes it was really important as a dietary staple, [and] also a ritual product.
Wind potential could be even higher - we could harness this resource not only on the coastline but also along the Andes (mountains).
From the Andes to the jungles, communities are doing what they can, but their efforts will never be enough without ambitious global action to tackle climate change.
Pumpkins first originated in Central America and Mexico. Winter squash are native to northern Argentina, near the Andes. Over many years these gourds have become a favorite of home gardeners due to their hardiness, productivity, and versatility in the kitchen.
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