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Pico de Orizaba

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Pico de Orizaba
Pico de Orizaba, leukin northwast frae Fortín de las Flores, Veracruz
Heichest pynt
Elevation5,636 m (18,491 ft) [2][3]
Prominence4,922 m (16,148 ft) [4]
Ranked 7t
Isolation2,690 kilometre (1,670 mi)
Paurent peakMoont Logan[1]
Coordinates19°01′48″N 97°16′12″W / 19.03000°N 97.27000°W / 19.03000; -97.27000Coordinates: 19°01′48″N 97°16′12″W / 19.03000°N 97.27000°W / 19.03000; -97.27000
Pico de Orizaba is located in Mexico
Pico de Orizaba
Pico de Orizaba
LocationVeracruz-Puebla, Mexico
Muntain teepStratovolcano
Volcanic arc/beltTrans-Mexican Volcanic Belt
Last eruption1846
First ascent1848 by F. Maynard & William F. Raynolds
Easiest routemoderate snaw/ice climb

The Pico de Orizaba or Citlaltépetl (frae Nahuatl citlal(in) = starn, an tepētl = moontain), is a stratovolcano, the heichest moontain in Mexico an the third heichest in North Americae, efter Moont McKinley o the Unitit States, an Moont Logan o Canadae. It rises 5,636 metre (18,491 ft) abuin sea level in the eastren end o the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt, on the border atween the states o Veracruz an Puebla. The volcano is currently dormant but nae extinct, wi the last eruption takin place durin the 19th century. It is the seicont maist prominent volcanic peak in the warld aifter Africae's Moont Kilimanjaro.

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  1. "Pico de Orizaba". Peakbagger.com.
  2. Brown, Stephen (2003). "Orizaba" (PDF). Sombrilla. University of Texas at San Antonio. p. 23. Archived (PDF) frae the original on 30 October 2005. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. The elevation given by INEGI mapping is 5,611 m. Higher elevations are given by various other authorities (including 5,747 m by the National Geographic Society).
  4. "Mexico Ultras". See also Note #1. Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-10-20.

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