Mayon Volcano

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Mayon Volcano
Bulkang Mayon
Mt.Mayon tam3rd.jpg
Mayon Volcano as viewed from Lingñon Hill in Legazpi Ceety, Albay in December 2006
Elevation 2,463 m (8,081 ft)[1]
Prominence 2,447 m (8,028 ft)[1]
Leetin Ultra
Location
Mayon Volcano is located in Philippines
Mayon Volcano
Mayon Volcano
Cairt o the Philippines
Location Philippines
Coordinates 13°15′24″N 123°41′6″E / 13.25667°N 123.68500°E / 13.25667; 123.68500Coordinates: 13°15′24″N 123°41′6″E / 13.25667°N 123.68500°E / 13.25667; 123.68500
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Mey 2013
Climbing
First ascent Scotsmen Paton & Stewart (1858)[2]

Mayon Volcano, an aa kent as Mount Mayon, is an active volcano in the province o Albay, on the island o Luzon in the Philippines. Renained as the "perfect cone" acause o its almaist symmetric conical shape, Mayon forms the northren boundary o Legazpi Ceety, the lairgest ceety in terms o population in the Bicol Region. The muntain wis first declared as a naitional pairk an a pertectit laundscape on Julie 20, 1938 in the kintra. It wis reclassified an renamed as Mayon Volcano Naitural Park in the year 2000.[3]

Local folklore refers tae the volcano as Bulkang Mayon (Bikol: "Mayon volcano"), efter the legendary heroine Daragang Magayon (Bikol: "Beautiful Lady").[4]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 de Ferranti, Jonathan; Aaron Maizlish. "Philippine Mountains – 29 Mountain Summits with Prominence of 1,500 meters or greater". Retrieved 2011-01-31. 
  2. "Encyclopedia Britanica, Vol. 18, 9th Ed.", pg. 749. Henry G. Allen & Company, New York.
  3. "Protected Areas in Region 5". Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau. Retrieved on 2011-10-15.
  4. England, Vaudine (2009-12-24). "Mount Mayon: a tale of love and destruction". BBC News. Retrieved 2009-12-25.