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Pico Fogo, Cape Verde


Natural Sites to Discover in the World - Pico Fogo, Cape Verde

Pico do Fogo is the highest mountain in Cape Verde, reaching 2829 m at its summit. The current topography of Fogo, with the caldera open to the sea on the east side, results from the sliding of the east flank of the volcano towards the ocean. The mountain’s slopes are used to grow coffee, while its lava is used as building material. Near its peak is a caldera and a small village, Chã das Caldeiras, is inside this caldera. The crater rim, which reaches 2,700 m elevation, is known as Bordeira.