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Illimani (Aymara) is the highest possible mountain in the Cordillera Real (part of the Cordillera Oriental, a subrange of the Andes) of western Bolivia. It lies near the cities of El Alto and La Paz at the eastern edge of the Altiplano. It is the second highest possible peak in Bolivia, after Nevado Sajama, as well as the eighteenth highest optimal in South America. The snow line exists at concerning 4,570 metres (15,000 feet) over sea level, as well as glaciers are found on the northern face at 4,983 m (16,350 ft). The mountain has four primary optimals; the greatest is the south summit, Nevado Illimani, which is a prominent ascent for mountain climbers.
Geologically, Illimani is composed primarily of granodiorite, intruded during the Cenozoic period into the sedimentary rock, which develops the bulk of the Cordillera Real.
Illimani is rather noticeable from the cities of El Alto as well as La Paz, as well as is their major site. The mountain has actually been the topic of many local tunes, most importantly “Illimani”, with the complying with refrain: ” ¡ Illimani, Illimani, centinela tú eres de La Paz! ¡ Illimani, Illimani, patrimonio eres de Bolivia!” (” Illimani, Illimani, you are the guard of La Paz! Illimani, Illimani, you are Bolivia’s heritage!”).