What Is the Location of Mout Kilimanjaro?

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Mount Kilimanjaro is located on the border of Tanzania and Kenya, 3 degrees south of the Equator. It is the highest mountain in Africa and is a dormant volcano.

Mount Kilimanjaro stands some 19,341 feet above sea level and is made up of three volcano cones. It is a stratovolcano and shares that title with other volcanoes such as Mount Fuji and Mount Vesuvius. Stratovolcanoes are those that have a steep profile and quiet eruptions and are sometimes called composite volcanoes due to their openings being built up from different outpourings of volcanic materials.

Scientists cannot exactly pinpoint the date of Mount Kilimanjaro's last eruption, but they put it between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago. Although considered dormant, one peak, Kibo, could erupt again.