Pico de Fogo
By Seatdriver @ 2006-12-19 14:43:17
Mount Fogo is the highest peak of Cape Verde, rising to 2829 metres above sea level. It is a volcano lying on the island of Fogo. The main cone last erupted in 1675, causing mass emigration from the island, while a subsidiary vent erupted in 1995.
The mountain's slopes are used to grow coffee, while its lava is used as building material. Near its peak is a caldera, in which sits the Pico do Fogo ash cone.
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