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Kukenán, also known as Matawi, is a tepui in Guayana Region, Venezuela. It is 2,680 metres (8,790 ft) high and about 3 km (1.9 mi) long. Kukenan Falls, which is 674 m (2,211 ft) high, is located at the south end of the tepui.[1]

Kukenán Tepui
Kukenan Tepuy at Sunset.jpg
Kukenan Tepui
Highest point
Elevation2,680 m (8,790 ft)
Coordinates5°12′36.38″N 60°49′52.18″W / 5.2101056°N 60.8311611°W / 5.2101056; -60.8311611Coordinates: 5°12′36.38″N 60°49′52.18″W / 5.2101056°N 60.8311611°W / 5.2101056; -60.8311611
Kukenán Tepui is located in Venezuela
Kukenán Tepui
Kukenán Tepui
Location of Kukenan Tepui
Country Venezuela
Parent rangeGuiana Highlands
Mountain typePlateau
Easiest routeHike

Kukenán is located in Canaima National Park. Next to Kukenán, to the southeast, is Mount Roraima, a better known tepui. Kukenán is more difficult to climb, so it is ascended much less frequently than Mount Roraima.[2]

Canaima National Park is also home to the highest waterfall in the world, which is located in Auyán Tepui.[3]

Scenery on top of Kukenán provided inspiration for the 2009 film Up.

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  1. ^ Kukenaam, Salto. World Waterfall Database.
  2. ^ Kukenan Tepui. SummitPost. 24 July 2007.
  3. ^ "Kukenan Tepui : Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering : SummitPost".

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