Guiana Highlands topographic map

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Name: Guiana Highlands topographic map, elevation, terrain.

Location: Guiana Highlands, Parroquia Barceloneta, Municipio Angostura, Bolivar State, Venezuela (2.97914 -63.96148 4.97914 -61.96148)

Average elevation: 524 m

Minimum elevation: 159 m

Maximum elevation: 1,518 m

The Guiana Shield (French: Plateau des Guyanes, Bouclier guyanais; Dutch: Hoogland van Guyana, Guianaschild; Portuguese: Planalto das Guianas, Escudo das Guianas; Spanish: Escudo guayanés) is one of the three cratons of the South American Plate. It is a 1.7 billion-year-old Precambrian geological formation in northeast South America that forms a portion of the northern coast. The higher elevations on the shield are called the Guiana Highlands, which is where the table-like mountains called tepuis are found. The Guiana Highlands are also the source of some of the world's most well-known waterfalls such as Angel Falls, Kaieteur Falls and Cuquenan Falls.

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