mountain massif in Kilimanjaro National Park in Tanzania

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Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

Mount Kilimanjaro (pronunciation: /ˌkɪlɪmənˈɑːr/), with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 m (16,000 ft) from its base to 5,895 metres (19,341 ft) above sea level. The first recorded ascent to the summit of the mountain was by Hans Meyer and Ludwig Purtscheller in 1889. The mountain is part of the Kilimanjaro National Park and is a major climbing destination. The mountain has been the subject of many scientific studies because of its shrinking glaciers.


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Elevation above sea level

5895 metre



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