[ru.mi.ˈɲa.wi] (from Quechua
rumi=rock, ñawi=eye/face; pronounced "roo-mee-NYAH-wee") is a dormant, heavily-eroded stratovolcano
4721 m above sea level. Situated in the Andes
mountains 40 km south of Quito
, it is overshadowed by its famous neighbour Cotopaxi
The volcano is named after Rumiñahui, who was an Inca general at the time of the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire.
The canton of Rumiñahui in the Ecuadorian province of Pichincha was named after the volcano.