Mount Tampomas

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Mount Tampomas
Gunungtampomas.jpg
Highest point
Elevation1,684 m (5,525 ft) [1]
ListingRibu
Coordinates6°46′S 107°57′E / 6.77°S 107.95°E / -6.77; 107.95
Geography
Mount Tampomas is located in Java
Mount Tampomas
Mount Tampomas
Mount Tampomas is located in Indonesia
Mount Tampomas
Mount Tampomas
Mount Tampomas (Indonesia)
Geology
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionUnknown

Mount Tampomas is a small andesitic stratovolcano in West Java, Indonesia. A young lava flows are found on the eastern flank of the volcano.[1]

The mountain was used as a source of construction rock to build the nearby Mrica Hydroelectric Dam project. Tampomas means "without gold" in Basa Sunda (Sundanese). The mountain is locally known as Agro Gusti Kencanawati and a lady spirit resides there. The legend says that a royal couple once had an argument and their spirits lay in the two rock outcrops side by side for eternity. The nearby mountain is where the male spirit is supposed to reside.

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  1. ^ a b "Tampomas". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2006-12-21.