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Misti, El

(ĕl mē`stē), dormant volcano, c.19,150 ft (5,840 m) high, in the Cordillera Occidental, S Peru, rising over the city of ArequipaArequipa
, city (1993 pop. 713,206), alt. c.7,550 ft (2,300 m), capital of Arequipa dept., S Peru, on the Chili River. One of Peru's largest cities, it is the commercial center of S Peru and N Bolivia.
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. El Misti is flanked by two other volcanos—on the NW by Chachani, 19,960 ft (6,083 m) high, and on the SE by Pichu Pichu, 18,400 ft (5,608 m) high. El Misti, with its perfect snowcapped cone, apparently achieved significance in the Inca religion, and has often figured in Peruvian legends and poetry.

El Misti,

volcano, Peru: see Misti, ElMisti, El
, dormant volcano, c.19,150 ft (5,840 m) high, in the Cordillera Occidental, S Peru, rising over the city of Arequipa. El Misti is flanked by two other volcanos—on the NW by Chachani, 19,960 ft (6,083 m) high, and on the SE by Pichu Pichu, 18,400 ft (5,608 m)
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Misti, El

 

an active volcano in the Cordillera Occidental (Andes) in southern Peru. Elevation, 5,821 m. El Misti has a regular cone; above 5,400 m it is covered with permanent snow. It last erupted in 1870. The city of Arequipa is at the foot of the volcano.

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El Misti

a volcano in S Peru, in the Andes. Height: 5852 m (19 199 ft.)
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Here, the adventurous can climb El Misti, a live volcano standing 6,000m above sea level which overlooks Peru's second-largest city.