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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.
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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)
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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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The Cotopaxi volcano in the Andes is one of the highest volcanoes in the world.
Toulkeridis, "The 2015 volcanic activity of Cotopaxi volcano ash data set," in Proceedings of the Imprenta ESPE, vol.
Specifically, the financing seeks to reduce the possible effects of the El Nino phenomenon and the Cotopaxi volcano, and to support the resumption of basic and productive services in case of a natural disaster.
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.