Mount Pico

Mount Pico (Portuguese: Montanha do Pico) is a currently quiescent stratovolcano located on Pico Island, in the mid-Atlantic archipelago of the Azores. It is the highest mountain of Portugal, at 2,351 metres (7,713 ft) above sea level, and is one of the highest Atlantic mountains; it is more than twice the elevation of any other peak in the Azores. It is a designated nature reserve since 1972.

Mount Pico
Ponta do Pico
Aerial view of Mount Pico
Highest point
Elevation2,351 m (7,713 ft)[1]
Prominence2,351 m (7,713 ft)[1]
Parent peakNone - HP Pico
ListingCountry high point
Ultra
Coordinates38°28′08″N 28°23′56″W[1]
Geography
Mount Pico
Location in the Azores, on the island of Pico
Mount Pico
Mount Pico (Pico)
Mount Pico
Mount Pico (Atlantic Ocean)
LocationPico Island, Azores
Parent rangeMid-Atlantic Ridge
Geology
Age of rock< 230,000 Years
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionJuly to December 1720[2]
Climbing
Easiest routeScramble, Class 2; YDS Grade II
Mount Pico Nature Reserve
Area13.41 km2 (5.18 sq mi)[3]
Established1972
Visitors> 20,000 (in 2019)[4]
Governing bodyICNF

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