Nevado del Quindío
|Nevado del Quindío|
Nevado del Quindio, province of Cauca
aquarel by Manuel María Paz (1853)
|Elevation||4,760 m (15,620 ft) |
|Listing||Los Nevados National Natural Park|
|Location||Risaralda, Quindío & Tolima|
|Parent range||Central Ranges|
|Mountain type||Andesitic volcano|
|Volcanic arc/belt||North Volcanic Zone|
Andean Volcanic Belt
|Easiest route||Cocora valley, Quindío|
The Nevado del Quindío is an inactive volcano located in the Central Cordillera of the Andes in central Colombia. The summit marks the tripoint of the departments of Risaralda, Quindío and Tolima, and is also the highest point of the departments of Risaralda and Quindío. The mountain is one of the highest peaks in the Los Nevados National Natural Park, which is a wildlife sanctuary. There are no historical records of any eruption. The andesitic volcano is located on top of the Palestina Fault.
The snow fields and glaciers in the mountain are decreasing in a progressive way, about ten percent annually since the first scientific measures in the late 1980s, presumably because of global warming.
In popular culture
The postal service of Colombia, AdPostal, released a postal stamp featuring the Nevado del Quindío and Von Humboldt, to celebrate the anniversary of his visit. It is a stratovolcano or composite volcano, evidenced by geological studies.
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- (in Spanish) (in English) Parque Nacional Natural los Nevados website
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