Mount Sabyinyo

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Mount Sabyinyo
Sabyinyo from the south
Elevation 3,645 m (11,959 ft)
Mount Sabyinyo is located in Rwanda
Mount Sabyinyo
Mount Sabyinyo
Location in Rwanda, on the DRC/Rwanda/Uganda border
Location Democratic Republic of the CongoRwandaUganda
Range Virunga Mountains
Coordinates 01°24′S 29°36′E / 1.400°S 29.600°E / -1.400; 29.600Coordinates: 01°24′S 29°36′E / 1.400°S 29.600°E / -1.400; 29.600

Mount Sabyinyo ('Sabyinyo' is derived from the Kinyarwanda word 'Iryinyo', meaning tooth; also Sabinyo, Sabinio) is an extinct volcano in eastern Africa, in the Virunga Mountains. It is located northeast of Lake Kivu, one of the African Great Lakes and west of Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda. The summit of the mountain, at 3,645 metres (11,959 ft), marks the intersection of the borders of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. It also lies within the adjoining national parks established by these countries: Virunga National Park in the DRC, the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

The slopes of Mt. Sabyinyo are a habitat for the Mountain Gorilla. The mountain carries the local nickname "Old Man's Teeth" because its serrated summit resembles worn teeth in a gum line (in contrast to the perfect conical summits of the adjacent mountains in this range).

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