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Ilinizas

These are twin volcanoes (Illiniza Sur & Illiniza Norte). The height of Illiniza Sur is 17,218 ft, and Illiniza Norte is 16,818 ft.
Mystical Mountain

December 4th 2008
My last day in Ecuador, I decided to take a day excursion to Cotopaxi. It was close enough to Quito, and I was rather curious about this volcano. I was really excited about getting up close and personal with a volcano, even though there were no lava streams flowing down the sides. On a clear day in Quito, you can see Cotopaxi. It reaches a height of 19,347 feet, and is the second highest summit i ... read more
South America » Ecuador » Centre » Cotopaxi

Ecuadorian Flag The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A b... ... read more
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