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Highest roads of Peru

Located in western South America, Peru extends for nearly 1,500 mi (2,414 km) along the Pacific Ocean. Ice-capped and imposing, the highest mountains in the country rise up from the Andes, reaching heights above 20,000 feet.

Highest mountain passes of Peru:

Mountain roadElevationRegionSurface
Mina Acumulación Mariela5.298m (17,381ft)MoqueguaGravel
Mina Santa Rosa5.133m (16,840ft)PunoGravel
Abra Azuca5.130m (16,830ft)CuscoGravel
La Rinconada5.130m (16,830ft)PunoGravel
Abra Loncopata5.119m (16,795ft)ArequipaGravel
Abra Arcata5.101m (16,735ft)ArequipaGravel
Abra Quenco5.101m (16,735ft)ArequipaGravel
Abra Huayraccasa5.059m (16.597ft)HuancavelicaGravel
Abra Huarcaya5.057m (16,591ft)ArequipaGravel
Abra Culipampa5.024m (16,482ft)ArequipaGravel
Laguna Ninococha5.016m (16,456 ft)HuánucoGravel
Abra Huacullo5.016m (16,456 ft)ApurímacGravel

Pic: http://speleominas.blogspot.com/2013/04/visita-las-minas-de-la-rinconada-puno.html

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