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Cotopaxi

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.

Google Maps
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Videos

Cotopaxi: un destino sostenible para viajeros responables

Headlines
COTOPAXI: Tigua ayllu llaktapi turistas illashkamanta llankay illak sakirikunkuna

Elsewhere on the Web
How to visit
Parque Nacional Cotopaxi primera área protegida en Latinoamérica con Certificación Internacional Tourcert
Parque Nacional Cotopaxi mantiene su administración en la provincia de Cotopaxi

Elsewhere on the Web
latacungaradio.com@radiolatacunga

Questions

  • ¿Cómo están cambiando los viajes y el turismo al Cotopaxi y las comunidades cercanas en la última década? = How is travel and tourism to Cotopaxi and nearby communities changing in the past decade?

Photos
Cotopaxi Volcano

Cotopaxi

Wikipedia
Cotopaxi
Cotopaxi National Park
Cotopaxi Province
Latacunga
List of volcanoes in Ecuador
National parks in Ecuador

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