Mount Muhabura

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Mount Muhabura
GahingaMuhabura.png
Mts. Gahinga (left) and Muhabura (right)
Highest point
Elevation4,127 m (13,540 ft) [1]
Prominence1,530 m (5,020 ft) [2]
ListingUltra
Coordinates01°23′00″S 29°40′00″E / 1.38333°S 29.66667°E / -1.38333; 29.66667Coordinates: 01°23′00″S 29°40′00″E / 1.38333°S 29.66667°E / -1.38333; 29.66667[1]
Naming
English translationThe Guide
Language of nameKinyarwanda
Geography
Mount Muhabura is located in Rwanda
Mount Muhabura
Mount Muhabura
Location in Rwanda (on border with Uganda)
LocationRwandaUganda
Parent rangeVirunga Mountains
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionunknown[1]

Mount Muhabura, also known as Mount Muhavura, is an extinct volcano in the Virunga Mountains on the border between Rwanda and Uganda. At 4,127 metres (13,540 ft) Muhabura is the third highest of the eight major mountains of the mountain range, which is a part of the Albertine Rift, the western branch of the East African Rift. Muhabura is partly in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda and partly in the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda.

Hiking on mount Muhabura

The name Muhabura means "The Guide" in the local language, Kinyarwanda.[citation needed]

It can be seen from many parts of Uganda and Rwanda because of its slope.

Volcanic rock from Muhabura containing crystals of augite

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mount Muhabura". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2008-12-23.
  2. ^ "Mount Muhabura". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-12-23.

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