Cerro de las Ánimas ("Hill of the Souls", formerly known as Mirador Nacional) is a peak and the second highest point of Uruguay, with an altitude of 501 metres (1,643.7 ft).
|Cerro de las Ánimas|
|Elevation||501 m (1,644 ft)|
|English translation||Hill of the Souls|
|Language of name||Spanish|
|Pronunciation||Spanish: [ˈsero ðelaˈsanimas]|
|Location||Piriápolis, Maldonado Department,|
|Parent range||Sierra de las Ánimas (part of Cuchilla Grande)|
|Age of rock||Precambrian|
Location and features edit
Changing height calculations edit
Until 1973, this hill was considered the highest point of Uruguay.
However, in that year, a group of scientists of the Servicio Geográfico Militar (Military Geographic Service) changed the measure of the Cerro Catedral, currently considered the highest point of the country, with an altitude of 513.66 metres (1,685.24 feet).
See also edit
- (in Spanish) Paseo Sierra de las Ánimas.