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Purace volcano seen from Popayán
Elevation 4,650+ metres (15,256 feet)
Location Colombia
Range Cordillera Central
Coordinates 2°19′N 76°24′W / 2.32°N 76.40°W / 2.32; -76.40Coordinates: 2°19′N 76°24′W / 2.32°N 76.40°W / 2.32; -76.40
Type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt Andean Volcanic Belt
Last eruption March 1977

Puracé is a stratovolcano located in the Puracé National Natural Park in the Cauca Department, Colombia. It is one of the most active volcanoes in Colombia. Large explosive eruptions occurred in 1849, 1869, and 1885, and the latest eruption was in 1977.

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City of Popayán with Puracé volcano in the background.