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Mayon Volcano

volcano in the Philippines
Mayon Volcano in Albay, Philippines

The Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active volcano in the province of Albay, on Luzon island in the Philippines. It is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is one the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the Philippines.[1] Mount Mayon is 2,642 metres (8,668 ft) high, and it is famous for it's "perfect cone" shape, which attracts tourists. In 1938 the mountain was declared a national park. It was reclassified and renamed as Mayon Volcano Natural Park in the year 2000.[2] The name Mayon is from the Bicol word magayon meaning beauty.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Greg Bloom, Philippines (Footscray, Vic.; London: Lonely Planet, 2009), p. 198
  2. "Protected Areas in Region 5". Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau. Retrieved on 2011-10-15.