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Conchagua (volcano)

Conchagua
Conchagua volcano towers above sandy beaches along the Gulf of Fonseca at the SE tip of El Salvador.
Elevation 1,225 m (4,019 ft)
Location
Conchagua is located in El Salvador
Conchagua
Conchagua
Location in El Salvador
Location La Unión Department, El Salvador
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Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Unknown

Conchagua (also known as Cochague) is a stratovolcano in southeastern El Salvador, overlooking the Gulf of Fonseca. Cerro del Ocote and Cerro de la Bandera are the two main summits, with Bandera appearing younger and more conical (see photo). There are active fumarolic areas on both peaks, but no confirmed historical eruptions. It is surrounded by forest called Bosque Conchagua.

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