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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Place Around the World- Mt. Chimborazo

Chimborazo is in the Western Cordillera of the Andes of central Ecuador, 150 km (93 miles) south-southwest of the capital Quito. This is a neighbor Carihuairazo 5018 m high. Chimborazo majestic summit rises 2,500 m above the surrounding highlands (~ 3.500 to 4.000 m) base ~ 20 km wide.

Under certain conditions, the summit of Chimborazo is the coastal city of Guayaquil, nearly 140 miles to see. The nearest towns are Riobamba (~ 30 km southeast), Ambato (~ 30 km northeast) and Guaranda (~ 25 km southwest). Chimborazo is the Reserva de producción Wildlife Chimborazo, around a protected ecosystem habitat protection for the indigenous Andean camelids vicuña, llama and alpaca shape.
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The summit of Chimborazo is completely covered by glaciers, with some north-eastern glacier arms flowing to 4600 m. The glacier is the source of water for the population of the provinces of Bolivar and Chimborazo in Ecuador. Chimborazo glacier ice mass has decreased in recent decades due to the combined effect of global warming, as covers of recent volcanic activity of Tungurahua and El Niño.
As compared to other portlets glaciated mountains of Ecuador, Chimborazo's glacial ice is determined by the local population (known by the Spanish Heel Eros Hielo for Ice) are sold in markets and Guaranda Riobamba. In the past, people used to ice delivered to the coastal towns, such as Vince or Babahoyo cool.


Chimborazo is a predominantly andesitic-dacitic stratovolcano. About 35,000 years ago, produced a collapse of the Chimborazo, an avalanche of dirt and debris that form the basis of Riobamba. Chimborazo it repeatedly erupted during the Holocene, the last time around 550 AD ± 150 years.  Today, Chimborazo is considered inactive.
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With a height of 6268 m,  Chimborazo is the highest mountain in the Andes of Ecuador and northern Peru, more than any other in the north, in America. farthest point from the center of the earth

The summit of Mount Everest reaches a higher altitude, but the summit of Chimborazo far reported to the farthest point on the surface of the center of the earth,  with a very second. Huascarán Chimborazo is one degree south of the equator and the diameter of the earth above the equator is the latitude of Mount Everest (8848 m (29,029 feet) above sea level), almost 28 degrees north latitude, with sea level is also high. Despite the fact that 2580 m (8465 ft) low altitude, 6,384.4 km (3967.1 miles) from the center of the Earth, 2168 m (7113 ft) or 2168 km (1,347 miles) from the summit of Mount Everest (is 6,382.3 km ( 3965.8 miles) from the center of the earth) . However, the criterion of height above sea level, Chimborazo is not even the highest peak in the Andes. Inter

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