Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve

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Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua (Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve) (Cloud of Water Geobontanical Reserve) is a protected area around Pululahua Volcano in the north of Quito Canton, Pichincha Province, Ecuador. It is 17 km north of Quito, in the northwestern part of the Pomasqui Valley. This sites most notable feature is the "El cráter de Pululahua" which is one of only two volcanic craters inhabited in the world (and the only one that is farmed and agricultural produce is used to sustain the population and can be sold for profit). Often, this reserve is shrouded in a thick layer of clouds or fog. The land here is extremely fertile because it is volcanic (igneous) soil and, as mentioned earlier, is used to cultivate crops. The terrain here is very rugged as for it was once a crater of a volcano.

Road entrance to Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve

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Coordinates: 0°02′17″N 78°27′47″W / 0.03806°N 78.46306°W / 0.03806; -78.46306