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Pico Duarte

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The Pico Duarte is a mountainous elevation belong to the Cordillera Central in the Dominican Republic, being the highest point in the Greater Antilles. Normally this peak is visited many brigades and Dominican schools.

The Pelona Pico Duarte and peaks are twins. According to some existing topographic sheets the two peaks have the same height of 3087 meters, however, altimeter measurements show that the Pelona is some meters below the height of Pico Duarte. Until the early years of the last century the two peaks were called La Pelona, ​​distinguishing between Pelona Grande Pelona Chica.

La Pelona Grande was dubbed Pico Trujillo in the 30s after the death of dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo was given its present name. This peak is located in the Armando Bermudez National Park.

The straight distance between the peaks of Pico Duarte and La Pelona is 1 ½ km. The tops are divided by Lilís Valley, with a height of 2950 meters. East and west there are steep. Other significant elevations in the vicinity are Barraco Peak (2644 m) and Loma Widow (2801 m). To the east is the Loma La Rusilla with 3038 m and Pico Yaque (2761 m).

There are four major valleys draining the water from the Pico Duarte massif: One is the Po Valley, which originates in the Bao River to the north, the Rio Yaque del Norte to the northeast, the White River and the Rio Yaque South to South. To the west are the valleys of the River Millet and Lemon Creek draining southward and valleys Mao River and its tributaries that drain northward. Among these mountain valleys in many cases exceed 2000 meters above sea level rise.

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