Sangay Volcano – UPSC Prelims

  • Sangay volcano is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world and one of Ecuador’s most active ones.
  • Sangay is the southernmost stratovolcano (a volcano built up of alternate layers of lava and ash) in the northern volcanic zone of the Andes. It is 5230 m high.
  • The Andes is the longest above water mountain range in the world and boasts some of the highest peaks.
  • Sangay National Park is located in the central part of Ecuador on the Andes mountains’ eastern side. It is a world heritage site.

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