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Irazú

(ēräso͞o`), active volcano, c.11,260 ft (3,430 m) high, central Costa Rica, E of San José. A massive volcano, Irazú erupted in 1723, destroying CartagoCartago
, city (1995 est. pop. 31,413), central Costa Rica, capital of Cartago prov. The raising of livestock and the production of coffee are its main industries. Cartago was founded in 1563.
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, and since then it has erupted at least 20 times. Its 1963–65 eruption at times covered San José, Costa Rica's capital, with ash. Vapor constantly rises from one of its craters. From the summit can be seen the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, and Lake Nicaragua. TurrialbaTurrialba
, active volcano, 10,958 ft (3,340 m) high, E central Costa Rica. Its last major eruption was in 1866; it subsequently was inactive until 2010. On its lower slopes is the city of Turrialba. The volcano Irazú is to the west-southwest.
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 volcano is to the east-northeast.