Antofalla

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Antofalla
Antofalla-sunset.jpg
Antofalla at sunset from the north
Elevation 6,440 m (21,129 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,957 m (6,421 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location
Antofalla is located in Argentina
Antofalla
Antofalla
Argentina
Location Catamarca, Argentina
Range Andes
Coordinates 25°33′45″S 67°52′51″W / 25.56250°S 67.88083°W / -25.56250; -67.88083Coordinates: 25°33′45″S 67°52′51″W / 25.56250°S 67.88083°W / -25.56250; -67.88083[1]
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Unknown
Climbing
First ascent Inca, Pre-Columbian (before 1500)

Antofalla is a large and very remote stratovolcano in Catamarca Province in northwestern Argentina. It is located on the northeastern edge of the Puna de Atacama, a high desert plateau east of the Atacama Desert. It lies just west of the Salar de Antofalla, a large playa over 140 km (87 mi) in length. Inca ruins can be found at the volcano's summit, offering definitive proof of numerous Pre-Columbian ascents.

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  1. ^ a b c "Argentina and Chile North: Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-02-25.

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