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Cordillera Central
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Cordillera Central runs through the municipality of Corozal, among others in central Puerto Rico.
Highest point
Peak Cerro de Punta
Elevation 4,390 ft (1,340 m)
Cordillera Central is located in Puerto Rico
Cordillera Central
Cordillera Central
Location in Puerto Rico
Location Puerto Rico
State/Province Caribbean

Cordillera Central (English: Central Mountain Range), is the main mountain range in Puerto Rico. The range crosses the island from west to east and divides it into its northern and southern coastal plains. The Cordillera Central runs eastward from the municipality of Maricao in the west to Aibonito in the central eastern region, and on to the Caribbean in the southeast through the Sierra de Cayey. The Central Mountain Range consists of the Cordillera Central proper and numerous subranges (such as the Sierra de Cayey), foothills and ridges that extend throughout the island. Cerro de Punta is both the highest peak of the Cordillera Central and the highest point in Puerto Rico. The Sierra de Luquillo, where El Yunque is located, is sometimes included as a subrange or eastward extension of the Cordillera Central.

Mountains in the Cordillera Central range

Highest mountain peaks in the Cordillera Central
Rank Mountain Peak Municipality and (Barrio) Location
Elevation Elevation
1 Cerro de Punta Ponce (Anón) 4,357 ft (1,328 m)
2 Monte Jayuya Jayuya (Saliente) 4,252 ft (1,296 m)
3 Cerro Rosa Ciales (Toro Negro) & Jayuya (Saliente) 4,144 ft (1,263 m)
4 Piedra Blanca Jayuya (Veguitas) 4,042 ft (1,232 m)
5 Cerro Maravilla Ponce (Anón) 3,960 ft (1,207 m)
6 Monte Guilarte Adjuntas (Guilarte) 3,934 ft (1,199 m)
7 Los Tres Picachos Ciales and Jayuya (Coabey) 3,894 ft (1,187 m)
8 Cerro Saliente Jayuya (Saliente) 3,845 ft (1,172 m)
9 Monte Membrillo Yauco (Río Prieto) 3,579 ft (1,091 m)
10 Cerro El Bolo Villalba (Villalba Arriba) 3,527 ft (1,075 m)
11 El Toro & Las Piedras (El Río) & Río Grande (Guzmán Arriba) 3,474 ft (1,059 m)
12 Cerro Doña Juana Orocovis (Ala de la Piedra) 3,471 ft (1,058 m)
49 Cerro Las Tetas Salinas (Palmas) 2,759 ft (841 m)

& = Not in Cordillera Central. Placement here for reference only.

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