To the north of this mountain, situated at the watershed of the Andes, extends a lofty region comprising peaks such as Chimbote (18,645 ft.) and Mount Polleras (20,266 ft.).
A railway projected to connect Huaraz with the port of Chimbote, on the Bay of Chimbote, a few miles S.
Of the mouth of the Santa river, was completed from Chimbote to Suchiman (33 m.) in 1872, when work was suspended for want of money.
Above sea-level, from which a railway runs to the small seaports of Santa and Chimbote, 172 m.
The second-class ports are Tumbez, Talara, Pimentel, Chimbote, Samanco, Casma, Huacho, Cerro-Azul, Tambo de Mora Lomas and Chala, on the coast, Puno on Lake Titicaca, and Leticia on the Amazon near the western mouth of the Javary, Callao (qv.) is the chief port of the republic and monopolizes the greater part of its foreign trade.