Photo: Jo Simon, View from Iliniza
Spotlight on Cotopaxi, an active stratovolcano, national park, and country province, in the Andes Mountains about 50 km (31 mi) south of Quito, and 33 km (21 mi) northeast of the city of Latacunga, Ecuador.
The Cotopaxi volcano (meaning “smooth neck of the moon” in Quechua) is among the highest active volcanoes in the world; its last significant eruption took place in 1904.
History: The Cotopaxi National Park created on August 11, 1975 and ratified on July 26, 1979, becoming the first National Park in continental territory and the second nationwide.
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Parque Nacional Cotopaxi primera área protegida en Latinoamérica con Certificación Internacional Tourcert
Parque Nacional Cotopaxi mantiene su administración en la provincia de Cotopaxi