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Mount Chimborazo

volcano and the tallest mountain in Ecuador; the farthest point on the Earth's surface from the Earth's center
Mount Chimborazo

Mount Chimborazo is a mountain and an extinct volcano in Ecuador. Its last eruption is thought to have been over a thousand years ago.

The top of Mount Chimborazo is the farthest away from the centre of the Earth as is possible to get on land. Although Mount Everest is higher, Chimborazo is farther from Earth's center due to the fact that the earth bulges at the equator.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Senne, Joseph H. (May 2000). "Did Edmund Hilary climb the wrong mountain?". May 2000 Volume 20 Number 5. Professional Surveyor Magazine. Retrieved 2008-10-24. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)