Roque Nublo

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Roque Nublo
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Roque nublo
Map showing the location of Roque Nublo
Map showing the location of Roque Nublo
Location of Roque Nublo on Gran Canariathe Canary Islands
Map showing the location of Roque Nublo
Map showing the location of Roque Nublo
Roque Nublo (Canary Islands)
LocationProvince of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Coordinates27°58′15″N 15°36′45″W / 27.97083°N 15.61250°W / 27.97083; -15.61250Coordinates: 27°58′15″N 15°36′45″W / 27.97083°N 15.61250°W / 27.97083; -15.61250
Elevation1,813 m (5,948 ft)
The Roque Nublo seen from the north-east, with the smaller spire (a volcanic plug) known as El Fraile ("the Friar") visible in the far left of the picture.

Roque Nublo (Clouded Rock, Rock in the Clouds) is a volcanic rock on the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. It is 67 m (220 ft) tall, and its top is 1,813 m (5,948 ft) above sea level.[1] The Roque Nublo is the third altitude of the island of Gran Canaria, after the Morro de la Agujereada with 1,956 meters,[2] and the Pico de las Nieves with 1,949 meters.

It was formed by a volcanic eruption around 4.5 million years ago.[citation needed]

Location[edit]

Roque Nublo is located within the Nublo Rural Park [es], a 263,074 km2 (101,573 sq mi) rural park in the municipality Tejeda, in the geographical centre of Gran Canaria. Next to the Roque Nublo are other unique rock formations, such as the so-called Roque del Fraile and La Rana .

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External links[edit]

  • "360° Panoramic of The Roque Nublo".