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Co·to·pax·i

 (kō′tə-păk′sē, -tō-päk′-)
A volcano, 5,897 m (19,347 ft) high, in the Andes of central Ecuador. The symmetrical snowcapped cone is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.

Cotopaxi

(Spanish kotoˈpaksi)
n
(Placename) a volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: the world's highest active volcano Height: 5896 m (19 344 ft)

Co•to•pax•i

(ˌkoʊ təˈpæk si, -ˈpɑ hi)

n.
a volcano in central Ecuador, in the Andes: highest active volcano in the world. 19,498 ft. (5943 m).
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Noun1.Cotopaxi - the world's largest active volcanoCotopaxi - the world's largest active volcano; located in the Andes in north central Ecuador
Ecuador, Republic of Ecuador - a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
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According to Pedro Cieza de Le'f3n, who chronicled the Spanish conquistadors' arrival in the Incan Empire, when Pedro de Alvarado entered the land that is now Ecuador in 1534, the Cotopaxi volcano erupted, sending massive gusts of fire and ash into the air, practically reducing the soldiers themselves to dust.
QUITO, Ecuador, Dhu-AlQa'dah 03, 1436, August 18, 2015, SPA -- Ecuadorean authorities said Monday that up to 325,000 people live in areas that could be threatened by fast-moving mud and rock flows if there is a major eruption of the Cotopaxi volcano, AP reported.
The snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano sets the scene, along with wild llamas and gently rolling hills.
We drove through the scenic Valley of the Volcanoes via the Pan American Highway, past the huge snow-capped Cotopaxi volcano, nearly 20,000 feet in height, and a number of other beautiful peaks.