Pico Basilé

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Pico Basilé
Pico de Santa Isabel
Pico Basilé is located in Bioko
Pico Basilé
Pico Basilé
Location of Pico Basilé in Bioko
Elevation 3,011 m (9,879 ft)[1]
Prominence 3,011 m (9,879 ft)[1]
Ranked 90th
Listing Country high point
Location Bioko, Equatorial Guinea
Coordinates 3°35′00″N 8°46′00″E / 3.58333°N 8.76667°E / 3.58333; 8.76667Coordinates: 3°35′00″N 8°46′00″E / 3.58333°N 8.76667°E / 3.58333; 8.76667[1]
Type Shield volcano
Last eruption 1923

Pico Basilé (formerly Pico de Santa Isabel) is the highest mountain on the island of Bioko, which is part of Equatorial Guinea. With an altitude of 9,878 ft (3,011 m), it is the summit of the largest and highest of three overlapping basaltic shield volcanoes which form the island. From the summit, Mt. Cameroon can be seen to the northeast. Pico Basilé lies close to the city of Malabo.

Bioko was formed along the Cameroon line, a major northeast-trending geologic fault that runs from the Atlantic Ocean into Cameroon. This line includes other volcanic islands in the Gulf of Guinea such as Annobón, Príncipe and São Tomé, along with the massive stratovolcano of Mount Cameroon.

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  1. ^ a b c "Africa Ultra-Prominences". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-02-10.