Ixtacíhuatl


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Ixtacíhuatl

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Ixtaccíhuatl:

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[Nahuatl,=white woman], dormant volcano, 17,160 ft (5,230 m) high, central Mexico, on the border between Puebla and Mexico state.
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Ixtacihuatl

 

(Aztec “white woman”), dormant volcano in the southern Mexican highland southeast of Mexico City. Ix-tacihuatl has a maximum elevation of 5,286 m; it is composed mainly of andesite. The volcano is in the form of a crest with three peaks, covered with snow year-round. It is connected by a commissure with the volcano Popocatépetl.

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