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Highest point
Elevation1,344 m (4,409 ft)[1]
ListingList of volcanoes in Nicaragua
11°49′34″N 85°58′03″W
Coordinates:11°49′34″N 85°58′03″W
Age of rockHolocene
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption1570
Mombacho is a stratovolcano in Nicaragua​, near the city of Granada​. It is 1,344 metres (4,409 ft) high. The Mombacho Volcano Nature Reserve is one of 78 protected areas of Nicaragua​. Mombacho is an extinct volcano, but the last eruption occurred in 1570. There is no historical knowledge of earlier eruptions.
The highest regions of the volcano are home to a cloud forest and dwarf forest, which contain flora and fauna endemic purely to the volcano. An increasingly popular tourist attraction, the volcano has views of Lake Nicaragua and the city of Granada. The volcano also has two hiking trails, a moderate one that circles the main crater, and another, more difficult trail (El Puma), which must be led by a guide. The more difficult trail is the only way to see some features such as the dwarf forest. The trail is almost completely 45° inclines and declines for about two miles.
More than 700 different plants are registered around Mombacho, including many species of orchids.
Images of Mombacho​[​edit​]
Panorama taken on Mombacho
Mombacho from a distance
Mombacho from Granada.
See also​[​edit​]
List of volcanoes in Nicaragua
^ a b "Mombacho"​. Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2005-09-08​.
Natural Reserves
AlamikamabaApoyo LagoonAsososca LagoonBismuna Raya LagoonCabo Viejo-Tala-SulamasCerro ApanteCerro ArenalCerro BanacruzCerro Cola BlancaCerro Cumaica-Cerro AlegreCerro GuabuleCerro KilambéCerro Mombachito-La ViejaCerro MusúnCerro PancasanCerro Quiabuc-Las BrisasCerro SilvaCerro WawashangChiltepe PeninsulaChocoyero-El BrujoCordillera de YolainaCordillera Dipilto and JalapaCosigüina VolcanoEl ArenalEstero Padre RamosEstero RealFila MasigüeJuan Venado IslandKlignaKukalaya LagoonLa MáquinaLayasika LagoonLimbaikaLlanos de KarawalaLlanos de MakantakaMacizos de Peñas BlancasMaderas VolcanoMakantakaMesas de MoropotenteMecatepe LagoonMiraflorMombacho VolcanoNejapa LagoonPahara LagoonPunta GordaRío ManaresSalto Río YasikaSierra AmerrisiqueSierra Quirragua​Tepesomoto-Pataste​Tiscapa LagoonTisey EstanzuelaTisma LagoonVolcán MaderasVolcán Telica RotaVolcán Pilas El HoyoVolcán San CristóbalVolcán San Cristóbal-CasitaVolcán YaliYolainaYuluYulu Karata
Genetic / Biosphere /
Biological / Forest Reserves
Wildlife Refuges
National Monuments /
Parks / etc
El Salvador
Costa Rica
Note: volcanoes are ordered from north-west to south-east.
Authority control
Categories: Stratovolcanoes of NicaraguaMountains of NicaraguaProtected areas of Nicaragua
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