mountain of the Andes in W Argentina: 22,835 ft (6,960 m): highest peak in the Western Hemisphere
A mountain, 6,962 m (22,841 ft) high, in the Andes of western Argentina near the Chilean border. The highest peak of the Western Hemisphere, it was first scaled in 1897.
- A mountain in the Andes, the highest point in South America
- Aconcagua 7.
- ACONCAGUA, a small northern province of central Chile, bounded N.
- The province is very mountainous, and is traversed from east to west by the broad valley of the Aconcagua river.
- The Aconcagua river rises on the southern slope of the volcano Aconcagua, flows eastward through a broad valley, or bay in the mountains, and enters the Pacific 12 m.
- The capital is San Felipe, on the Aconcagua river; it had a population of 11,313 in 1895, and an estimated population of 11,660 in 1902.