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Pico de Fogo | Cape Verde Islands

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Cape Verde
14° 56' 59.8668" N, 24° 20' 23.5212" W
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Pico de Fogo

Pico de Fogo - Photo: Andrew Danson

Pico de Fogo pronounced: is the highest peak of Cape Verde, rising to 9281 ft (2829 m) above sea level. It is an active stratovolcano lying on the island of Fogo. The main cone last erupted in 1675, causing mass emigration from the island, while a subsidiary vent erupted in 1995. The only deadly eruption was in 1847 when earthquakes generated in all the island claimed several lives.

The mountain's slopes are used to grow coffee, while its lava is used as building material. Near its peak is a caldera and a small village, Chã das Caldeiras, is inside this caldera.

More infos: Wikipedia

Pico de Fogo

Pico de Fogo - Photo: pbr42

Pico de Fogo

Pico de Fogo - Photo: kogo59

Pico de Fogo

Pico de Fogo - Photo: Steffen Rabe

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Pico de Fogo - Photo: IsmaelRamos

SUBMITTED ON 10.22.2013.