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Illampú

(ēyämpo͞o`), peak, 21,276 ft (6,485 m) high, in the Cordillera Real of the Bolivian Andes, E Bolivia. Although lower than the adjacent peak, Ancohuma (21,489 ft/6,550 m high), Illampú is the name usually given to the whole mountain. It is sometimes called Sorata, from the village high on its slopes. Permanently capped with snow, Illampú dominates the mountain scenery visible from La Paz.

Illampu

one of the two peaks of Mount Sorata
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Su nombre esta relacionado con Illapa, rayo, que tiene poder duplicador de los seres y con el nombre de algunos de los nevados mas majestuosos del altiplano, como el Illimani y el Illampu, fuentes de rayos y lluvias.
As we cross the Strait of Yampupata headed towards the Isla del Sol, we can see in the distance, behind the Isla de la Luna, the imposing peaks of Illampu and Ancohuma, 20,873 and 21,095 feet.
Its home is in the heart of the city's busy Aymara District on Calle Linares, roughly equidistant between Avenida Illampu, a busy hillside thoroughfare, and the Prado, the primary avenue in the city center.