Pakaraima

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Pakaraima

 

a mountain range in the central Guyana Highlands, on Brazil’s border with Venezuela and Guyana. Elevations reach 2,772 m at Mount Roraima. Composed primarily of sandstones deposited over ancient metamorphic rocks, the Pakaraima Mountains have steep slopes and plateau-like peaks that are almost devoid of vegetation.

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Geography: The Wasatch Range; the Carpathian Mountains; Guiana Highlands and Pacaraima Mountains