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Moont Pedro
Radio equipment seen at the summit o the moontain frae Nuwara Eliya.
Radio equipment at the summit o the moontain
Heichest pynt
Elevation2,524 m (8,281 ft)
Prominence2,524 m (8,281 ft)
LeetinKintra heich pynt
Coordinates07°00′03″N 80°46′26″E / 7.00083°N 80.77389°E / 7.00083; 80.77389Coordinates: 07°00′03″N 80°46′26″E / 7.00083°N 80.77389°E / 7.00083; 80.77389
Pidurutalagala is locatit in Sri Lanka
Parent rangePidurutalagala

Pidurutalagala (Sinhala: පිදුරුතලාගල, pronoonced [ˌpidurutaˈlaːɡələ], Straw Plateau Rock), or Mount Pedro in Inglis an Moont Pedro in Scots, is an ultra prominent peak, an the tallest moontain in Sri Lanka, at 2,524 m (8,281 ft).[1] It is situatit North-North-East frae the toun o Nuwara Eliya, an is easily visible frae maist auries o the Central Province. Its summit is hame tae the central communications array o the Govrenment o Sri Lanka an airmed forces, an serves as an important pynt in the kintras's radar seestem. The peak is currently designatit as an "Ultra-heich security zone", and is protectit bi a lairge militar base; being strictly off limits tae the general public.

On 1 Mairch 2010, a smaw wildfire broke oot ower the moontains's forest cover. The fire destroyed 3 acres (0.012 km2) o forest, afore being dousit bi the Sri Lanka Air Force an nearly 300 local residents.[2][3]

The Pidurutalagala moontain range, wi radio equipment visible at the summit o Moont Pedro, on the far left.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica. "Mount Pidurutalagala". Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  2. "Fire erupts at Mount Pedro". 1 Mairch 2010. Archived frae the oreeginal on 7 October 2011. Retrieved 21 Apryle 2011. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. "Residents help army and forest officers to douse pidurutalagala fire". 2 March 2010. Retrieved 21 April 2011.