Best answer: What country in South America has the most mountains?

Where are the highest mountains in South America?

Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, the tallest mountain in the Andes. The Andes name comes from the Quechua word anti, meaning east.

The Tallest Mountains In The South American Andes.

Rank 1
Elevation (in meters) 6,962
Name of Mountain Aconcagua
Country Argentina

What are the five highest mountains in South America?

The highest mountains of South America

  1. Aconcaqua. The highest mountain of the western hemisphere. …
  2. Huascarán Sur. The highest mountain in Peru. …
  3. Nevado Sajama. The highest mountain in Bolivia. …
  4. Illimani. Second Highest Mountain of Bolivia. …
  5. Ancohuma. Third highest mountain of Bolivia. …
  6. Parinacota. …
  7. Illampu. …
  8. Nevado Santa Cruz.

Which of these peak is the highest?

Highest mountain on Earth?

  • Mount Everest’s peak is the highest altitude above mean sea level at 29,029 feet [8,848 meters].
  • Mount Chimborazo’s peak is the furthest point on Earth from Earth’s center. …
  • Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain from base to peak at more than 33,500 feet [10,210 meters].

What are the major mountains of South America?

Top 10 Mountain Ranges in South America

Range Countries Highest Point
Andes Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile Aconcagua (6,961m)
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Colombia Pico Simón Bolívar (5,700m)
Cordillera Blanca Peru Huascarán (6,768m)
Cordillera Occidental (Central Andes) Bolivia and Chile Nevado Sajama (6,542m)
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