Nevado de Longaví

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Nevado de Longaví
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Photo of Nevado de Longaví from the cordillera of Linares
Elevation 3,242 m (10,636 ft)
Listing List of volcanoes in Chile
Location
Location Chile
Range Andes
Coordinates 36°11′35″S 71°09′39″W / 36.19306°S 71.16083°W / -36.19306; -71.16083
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 4890 BCE ± 75 years
Landscape with Nevado de Longaví seen from Río Achibueno, near Palmilla (Linares)

Nevado de Longaví (in Mapudungun: "snake's head") is a stratovolcano in the Andes of central Chile. The 3,242 m perennially snowcapped peak is a landmark of Linares Province and the Maule Region, visible from practically every point in the Central Valley of the province and the neighbouring Province of Cauquenes.

Treking in Longaví is very demanding and provides view of virgin forests and glaciers, the Laguna Achibueno and stands of rare cypress trees, south of the snowy "Cerro el Toro".

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Nevado de Langaví lies in the Andean Mountain Range's South Volcanic Zone, which runs through central and western Chile.

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