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Definition of the noun aconcagua

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noun - plural: -

  1. the highest mountain in the western hemisphere; located in the Andes in western Argentina (22,834 feet high)


Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Western and Southern Hemispheres at 6,960.8 metres. It is located in the Andes mountain range, in the province of Mendoza, Argentina, and lies 112 kilometres northwest of its capital, the city of Mendoza. The summit is also located about 5 kilometres from San Juan Province and 15 kilometres from the international border with Chile; its nearest higher neighbor is Tirich Mir in the Hindu Kush, 16,520 kilometres away. It is one of the Seven Summits.


Aconcagua is a musical group.

  • album: "Magical Flutes From The Andes"


"Aconcagua" is a musical album of Los Jaivas.


"Aconcagua" is a 1964 color Argentine adventure drama film directed by Leo Fleider and written by Norberto Aroldi. The title refers to the highest peak in the Andes—Aconcagua located in Argentina. The star of the film is Tito Alonso.


"Aconcagua" is a survival horror video game released only in Japan for the PlayStation.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • released on (15 years ago)


Aconcagua is one of the five principal wine regions of Chile. It encompasses all wine-growing areas in Valparaíso Region. The Aconcagua wine region is composed of three minor wine distriicts; Casablanca Valley, Aconcagua Valley and Leyda Valley.

Phrases with Aconcagua

  1. Aconcagua Grenadier
  2. Caelorinchus aconcagua
  3. Coelorinchus Aconcagua
  4. Coelorhynchus Aconcagua
  5. species Caelorinchus aconcagua

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Aconcagua

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Google previewWild Winds (2001)

Adventures in the Highest Andes by Ed Darack

Aconcagua is the zenith of a range dominated and defined by volcanoes (with the exception of the southern tail of the mountain chainl,

Google previewClimbing Free (2003)

My Life in the Vertical World by Lynn Hill, Greg Child, John Long

Aconcagua is an ancient volcano 22,834 feet high in the Andes of southern Argentina. Though...

Google previewThe World's Most Amazing Mountains (2009)

by Michael Hurley

Aconcagua is an extinct volcano. It was created millions of years ago. Beneath Earth's crust there is a thick layer of rock called the mantle. Some of this rock becomes so hot that it melts. Millions of years ago, when the tectonic plates in this area ...

Google previewThe New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge (2011)

A Desk Reference for the Curious Mind by The New York Times

,Argentina's Aconcagua is the highest point in the Western Hemisphere. There are two main highland areas,the Guiana Highlandstothenorth and the Brazilian Highlands to the south of the Amazon basin. The only ...

Google previewTouch the Top of the World (2002)

A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See: My Story by Erik Weihenmayer

Aconcagua is a harsh land. Some critics called it, "the world's tallest rubble heap, " and the less creative, simply "an ugly brown heap of rocks." Below base camp the water collected from streams is flecked with brown swirlies and vague tastes ...

Google previewDK Eyewitness Books: Everest (2001)

by Rebecca Stephens

high, - Aconcagua is the highest mountain in South America and the second highest ofthe Seven Summits. The wedge—shaped giant lies in the Andes, just inside Argentina's border with Chile. The Incas called it 'White ...

Google previewJust Go! A Global Guide to Budget Travel (2013)

Enhanced and Enlarged Edition. 2015 by John P. Cross

Aconcagua is the highest peak in the Andes. Travel agents can organize trekking tours in the summer and ski trips in the winter. Bariloche is a popular ski destination in the Andes. The Parque San Martín is nice for walking or hiking around.

Google previewMountaineering (2014)

by Lee Black

16 XTREME FACT – Aconcagua is an extinct volcano. It is the highest ...

Google previewThe Standard Reference Work (1922)

For the Home, School and Library by Harold Melvin Stanford

It is situated between Aconcagua, a province of Chile, and Mendoza, a department of the Argentine Republic, to which country the mountain belongs. Aconcagua is an extinct volcano. A river of this region bears also the name of Aconcagua.

Google previewLooking at Argentina (2007)

by Kathleen Pohl

Aconcagua (ah-kohn-KAH-gwah), in the Andes, is the highest mountain in North and South America. Aconcagua is a volcano that is no longer active. Long ago it was higher, but its top has worn away. Since the 1930s, many people ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Americana. Supplementary volume. A popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography (1847)

Aconcagua is the principal of these: it has been proved to be at least 23,000 feet in height. At intervals, it is an active volcano. The northern provinces, being at a distance from this ami other volcanoes in the S. of Chili, which apparently act as ...

Google previewWorld's Best Travel Experiences (2012)

400 Extraordinary Places by National Geographic Society (U.S.)

gov ACONCAGUA Argentina Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Andes and the highest peakoutside of Asia, at alofty 22.84 feet (6.962 m). However, it's asurprisingly nontechnical ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

asl, Aconcagua is the highest mountain peak in the Americas. Its name is likely a Spanish corruption of the Quechuan words Ackon Cahuak, meaning “stone sentinel,” or perhaps of Anco Cahuac, meaning “white sentinel.

Google previewMoon Argentina (2011)

by Wayne Bernhardson

Whether hiking or climbing, Aconcagua is a trip in its own right. A three-day hike is possible, but the trek to and from base camp is a 10-day commitment, and climbers should budget three weeks for a summit assault—whether successful or not.

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Himalayas (Everest; Andes (Aconcagua); Rockies (McKinley); Kilimanjaro (Kibo); Caucasus (El'brus); Ellsworth, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Chile (2005)

by Salvatore Bizzarro

ACONCAGUA. Province of central Chile, constituted in its original form by the law of August 1826 that made Chile a federal republic (see Federalism). In 1842 it lost the Department of Quillota to the newly formed province of Valparaiso, and ...

Google previewDictionary of Minor Planet Names (2013)

by Lutz D. Schmadel

Aconcagua. 1950 MB. Discovered 1950 June 24 by M. Itzigsohn at La Plata. Named for one of the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica ... (1902)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature ... in Thirty Volumes with New American Supplement

Mounts Tupungato, Aconcagua, 23,393 feet, ascended lately by Mr Fitzgerald, Mr Vines, and Sir Martin Conway, and Mercedario, 21,982 feet, are the highest peaks of the central Argentine-Chilian Andes. These three peaks are formed of ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (2010)

by Eric Bird

Los Vilos Petorca-Ligua Aconcagua R. Valparaiso San Antonio Maipo R. Sto. Domingo First river outlet with permanent runnof after the desert Elliptic and zeta form bays with progressive surf zone ...

Google previewThe Random House Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1995)

by Random House, Stephen Elliott

Tupungato 10 Cordillera 13 Ojos del Salado 15 Cerro Mercedario, Siena de Corбоёв iiigiini point: 9 Aconcagua river: 4 Sali 5 Atuei, Chico, Coyle, Dulce. Limay, Negro, Plata. Teuco 8 Blanco, Chubut, Cuarto, Flores, Grande, Iguazu, Parana.

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Small photo of Two hikers descending Aconcagua's Normal RouteSmall photo of high-altitude camp on the Aconcagua, ArgentinaSmall photo of ACONCAGUA MOUNT - JAN 13: Signal pointing to the main cities of the world on Plaza de Mulas base camp. Aconcagua is the highest mountain out of Himalayas. Jan 13, 2012 in Aconcagua, Mendoza, ArgentinaSmall photo of MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - JAN 16: Unidentified climbers moving from Canada Camp to Nido de Condores camp. Every year thousands of people face the challenge. Jan 16, 2012 in Aconcagua Mount, Mendoza, Argentina.Small photo of MENDOZA, ARGENTINA - JAN 15: Canada High altitude camp. At 4,900 meters, Canada is the first high altitude camp in the difficult way to the summit on Jan 15, 2012 in Aconcagua Mount, Mendoza, Argentina.Small photo of Hiking trail with Aconcagua in the background, Argentina, South AmericaSmall photo of Mount Aconcagua in Mendoza, Andes Mountain Range, border between Argentina and Chile. Argentina (highest pick in America continent) More...

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Aconcagua Meaning

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The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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