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|Nicaragua's Natural Beauty:
Momotombo & Momotombito Volcano
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
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.
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.