religion geology - Andes

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The Andes is the longest mountain range in the world and boasts some of the highest peaks. The range is also known for its volcanoes, ruins of long-ago civilizations and the source of a malaria treatment.The origin of the name Andes has not been definitively determined; most agree that it comes from the Quechua word anti, which translates to "high crest."

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The south face of Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America, at 22,841 feet (6,962 meters) above sea level.CREDIT: Johnathan Esper | ShutterstockView full size imageThe Andes is the longest mountain range in the world and boasts some of the highest peaks. The range is also known for its volcanoes, ruins of long-ago civilizations and the source of a malaria treatment.The origin of the name Andes has not been definitively determined; most agree that it comes from the Quechua word anti, which translates to "high crest." A minority argue that it comes from Anti Suyu, which is one of the four regions of the Incas who once inhabited the range.The Andes Mountains stretch about 4,500 miles along the western coast of South America.CREDIT: CIA World FactbookView full size imageLocated along the entire western coast of South America, the Andes mountain range is about 4,500 miles (7,242 kilometers) long. The mountain range spans seven countries Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Argentina and can be found between 10 degrees north and 57 degrees south latitudes and 70 degrees to 80 degrees west longitude. It is up to 500 miles (804 km) wide.The only mountains that are taller than the Andes are the Himalaya Mountains and their adjacent ranges, including the Hindu Kush. The average elevation in the Andes is about 13,000 feet (3,962 meters). The highest elevation in the Andes is Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, which is 22,841 feet (6,962 m) abov

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