List of volcanoes in Bolivia

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The country of Bolivia hosts numerous active[i 1] and extinct volcanoes across its territory. The active volcanoes are located in western Bolivia making up the Cordillera Occidetal, the western limit of the Altiplano plateau. Many of the active volcanoes are international mountains shared with Chile. All Cenozoic volcanoes of Bolivia are part of the Central Volcanic Zone (CVZ) of the Andean Volcanic Belt that results due to processes involved in the subduction of Nazca Plate under the South American Plate. The Central Volcanic Zone is a major upper Cenozoic volcanic province.[1] Apart from Andean volcanoes the geology of Bolivia host the remants of ancient volcanoes around the Precambrian Guaporé Shield in the eastern part of the country.

Name Elevation (m) Elevation (ft) Coordinates Last eruption (VEI)
Acotango 6052 19,855 18°22′56″S 69°02′52″W / 18.38222°S 69.04778°W / -18.38222; -69.04778 (Acotango) Holocene
Anallajsi 5750 18,865 17°55′37″S 68°54′33″W / 17.92694°S 68.90917°W / -17.92694; -68.90917 (Anallajsi) Holocene?
Asu Asuni 4968 16,299 18°13′S 68°31′W / 18.217°S 68.517°W / -18.217; -68.517 (Asu Asuni) -
Capurata 5990 19,652 18°24′54″S 69°02′45″W / 18.41500°S 69.04583°W / -18.41500; -69.04583 (Capurata) -
Ch'iyar Qullu 4051 13,290 19°43′28″S 67°39′16″W / 19.72444°S 67.65444°W / -19.72444; -67.65444 (Ch'iyar Qullu) -
Colluma 3876 12,716 18°30′00″S 68°05′11″W / 18.50000°S 68.08639°W / -18.50000; -68.08639 (Colluma) Unknown
Escala 4000 13,120 21°36′00″S 66°52′29″W / 21.60000°S 66.87472°W / -21.60000; -66.87472 (Escala) Holocene
Guayaques 5598 18,366 22°53′51″S 67°33′59″W / 22.89750°S 67.56639°W / -22.89750; -67.56639 (Guayaques) Unknown
Iru Phutunqu 5163 16,939 20°43′51″S 68°33′09″W / 20.73083°S 68.55250°W / -20.73083; -68.55250 (Iru Phutunqu) 1995
Jayu Quta 3716 12,026 19°27′55″S 67°25′34″W / 19.46528°S 67.42611°W / -19.46528; -67.42611 (Jayu Quta) Holocene?
Jitiri 5031 16,506 18°13′S 68°48′W / 18.217°S 68.800°W / -18.217; -68.800 (Jitiri) -
Jorcada 5650 18,865 22°01′34″S 67°45′52″W / 22.02611°S 67.76444°W / -22.02611; -67.76444 (Jorcada) -
Laram Q'awa 5020 18,110 Holocene?
Kunturiri 5762 18,904 18°2′S 69°04′W / 18.033°S 69.067°W / -18.033; -69.067 (Kunturiri) -
Licancabur 5415 in Bolivian part 17,717 in Bolivian part 22°49′41″S 67°52′35″W / 22.82806°S 67.87639°W / -22.82806; -67.87639 (Licancabur) Holocene
Lípez 5929 19,447 21°56′35″S 66°51′41″W / 21.94306°S 66.86139°W / -21.94306; -66.86139 (Lípez) -
Michincha 5248 17,218 20°56′16″S 68°30′09″W / 20.93778°S 68.50250°W / -20.93778; -68.50250 (Michincha) Holocene
Moiro (or: Cerro Negro) 4269 13,943 21°41′03″S 67°28′01″W / 21.68417°S 67.46694°W / -21.68417; -67.46694 (Moiro) Holocene ?
Nuevo Mundo 5438 17,841 19°46′27″S 66°28′42″W / 19.77417°S 66.47833°W / -19.77417; -66.47833 (Nuevo Mundo) Holocene
Olca 5353 17,562 20°56′38″S 68°28′33″W / 20.94389°S 68.47583°W / -20.94389; -68.47583 (Olca) Holocene
Ollagüe 5863 19,231 21°18′07″S 68°10′45″W / 21.30194°S 68.17917°W / -21.30194; -68.17917 (Ollagüe) Pleistocene
Paquni 5400 17,716 18°18′36″S 68°50′24″W / 18.31000°S 68.84000°W / -18.31000; -68.84000 (Paquni) Holocene ?
Pampa Luxsar 5543 18,185 20°50′55″S 68°11′54″W / 20.84861°S 68.19833°W / -20.84861; -68.19833 (Pampa Luxsar) Holocene
Parina Quta 6348 20,827 18°09′58″S 69°08′33″W / 18.16611°S 69.14250°W / -18.16611; -69.14250 (Parinacota) 290 AD ± 300 years
Cerro Paruma 5420 17,782 20°56′36″S 68°27′32″W / 20.94333°S 68.45889°W / -20.94333; -68.45889 (Cerro Paruma) Pleistocene
Paruma 5310 17,421 20°56′36″S 68°27′32″W / 20.94333°S 68.45889°W / -20.94333; -68.45889 (Volcán Paruma) 1867
Patilla Pata 5700 18,700 18°02′29″S 69°04′30″W / 18.04139°S 69.07500°W / -18.04139; -69.07500 (Patilla Pata) Holocene
Pomerape 6282 20,413 18°07′33″S 69°07′39″W / 18.12583°S 69.12750°W / -18.12583; -69.12750 (Pomerape) Pleistocene
Quetena 5730 18,794 22°15′33″S 67°24′56″W / 22.25917°S 67.41556°W / -22.25917; -67.41556 (Quetena) Holocene ?
Sacabaya (or:Quemado) 4300 14,107 18°37′32″S 68°44′55″W / 18.62556°S 68.74861°W / -18.62556; -68.74861 (Sacabaya) Holocene ?
Sairecabur 5971 19,584 22°43′06″S 67°53′26″W / 22.71833°S 67.89056°W / -22.71833; -67.89056 (Sairecabur) Holocene
Sajama 6542 21,451 18°06′14″S 68°52′53″W / 18.10389°S 68.88139°W / -18.10389; -68.88139 (Sajama) Holocene
San Agustín 4357 14,294 21°13′04″S 67°36′24″W / 21.21778°S 67.60667°W / -21.21778; -67.60667 (San Agustín) Holocene ?
Santa Isabel 5240 17,191 21°38′26″S 66°31′40″W / 21.64056°S 66.52778°W / -21.64056; -66.52778 (Santa Isabel) Holocene
Sirk'i 5072 16,640 17°21′S 69°24′W / 17.350°S 69.400°W / -17.350; -69.400 (Sirk'i) -
Tata Sabaya 5430 17,815 19°07′58″S 68°31′31″W / 19.13278°S 68.52528°W / -19.13278; -68.52528 (Tata Sabaya) Holocene
Tocorpuri 5808 19,055 22°25′33″S 67°54′38″W / 22.42583°S 67.91056°W / -22.42583; -67.91056 (Tocorpuri) Holocene
Tunupa 5432 17,821 19°49′52″S 67°38′33″W / 19.83111°S 67.64250°W / -19.83111; -67.64250 (Tunupa) -
Umurata 5710 18,733 18°21′20″S 69°02′59″W / 18.35556°S 69.04972°W / -18.35556; -69.04972 (Humarata) -
Uqi Uqini 5490 18,012 18°19′S 69°02′W / 18.317°S 69.033°W / -18.317; -69.033 (Uqi Uqini) -
Uyarani 4259 13,973 18°28′21″S 68°39′19″W / 18.47250°S 68.65528°W / -18.47250; -68.65528 (Uyarani) -
Uturunku 6008 19,711 22°15′07″S 67°11′12″W / 22.25194°S 67.18667°W / -22.25194; -67.18667 (Uturunku) Holocene
Wila Pukarani 4920 16,142 19°19′50″S 68°18′35″W / 19.33056°S 68.30972°W / -19.33056; -68.30972 (Wila Pukarani) -
Yumia 4350 14,271 21°28′59″S 67°32′06″W / 21.48306°S 67.53500°W / -21.48306; -67.53500 (Yumia) Holocene
Zapaleri 5653 18,546 22°48′30″S 67°10′40″W / 22.80833°S 67.17778°W / -22.80833; -67.17778 (Zapaleri) -

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  1. ^ In vulcanology and this article active volcanoes are those with Holocene eruption, that means eruptions in the last 10,000 years.

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