Cerro de Pasco

Cerro de Pasco

[ser-raw the pahs-kaw]
noun
a town in central Peru: silver-mining district. 14,280 feet (4353 meters) above sea level.
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Cerro de Pasco (Spanish ˈθɛrrɔ ðe ˈpasko)
 
n
a town in central Peru, in the Andes: one of the highest towns in the world, 4400 m (14 436 ft) above sea level; mining centre. Pop: 70 000 (latest est)

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cerro de pasco

mining city, located in the highlands of central Peru, northeast of Lima, to which it is connected by rail and highway. One of the world's highest cities, it lies at an elevation of 14,232 feet (4,338 m). Rich silver ores were discovered nearby in 1630, and for about two centuries it was one of the world's chief sources of silver. The city is known for its copper, gold, lead, zinc, and bismuth mines. During the 1970s the new town of San Juan de Pampa was built nearby. Pop. (2005) 29,030.

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