Mount Muhabura

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Mount Muhabura
Mts. Gahinga (left) and Muhabura (right)
Highest point
Elevation 4,127 m (13,540 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,530 m (5,020 ft) [2]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 01°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]
Translation The Guide (Kinyarwanda)
Mount Muhabura is located in Rwanda
Mount Muhabura
Mount Muhabura
Location in Rwanda (on border with Uganda)
Location RwandaUganda
Parent range Virunga Mountains
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption unknown[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 m, 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 lies partly in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda and partly in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Uganda.

The name Muhabura means The Guide in the local language, Kinyarwanda, which probably derives from a historical use of the mountain to aid navigation.[citation needed] It can be seen from many parts of Uganda and Rwanda because of its slope.

Augite from Muhabura

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

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