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  Nicaragua's Natural Beauty:
Momotombo & Momotombito Volcano
  Momotombo & Momotombito - 800x600 & 1024x768 available in the Wallpapers SectionNow, let's continue with another pair of volcanoes: Momotombo & its little neighbor Momotombito. Momotombo has become Nicaragua's symbol and throughout the years, it has helped and damage the country's economy

IMAGE: Momotombo's location

Nicaragua's
Best Guide
Momotombo, located just off the North-Western shore of Lake Managua, is a very active volcano. The towering peak rises 1,258 meters above sea level, making it viewable from almost any point from the capital city, Managua. This majestic volcano, which possesses one of the most perfect cones in the world, has erupted many times throughtout its excistence. Since 1524 (when it recorded its first eruption), Momotombo has erupted seven times: in 1578, 1610, 1736, 1849, 1887, 1902 and its last one was in 1905. So far, Nicaragua's being able to take advantage of its activity but in the past, it was a nightmare for the Spaniards and native people.


ITS IMPACT
  Momotombo has being contributing in a great way to the country's economy since '82. However, it has caused a lot of problems as well.

In 1610, this stratovolcano recorded a major eruption forcing the relocation of the then capital city, León, to its current site. The original location is now known as "León Viejo" (Old León). In 2000, it was declared by U.N.E.S.C.O (United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization) as an archeological, cultural and historical site important to humankind.
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Momotombo ... Nicaragua's symbol - 800x600 in Wallpapers This volcano has helped a lot too. It provides the country with a considerable amoust of geothermal power since '82. It's also a big part in the country's volcano and eco-tourism industry. It provides an excellent great option for those who like climbing, hiking, adventure and canopy. The ones who reach Momotombo's summit, at more than one km high, will have breathtaking views of the Maribios Volcanic Range on Nicaragua's Pacific Coast.

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