Where Is Mount Kilimanjaro Located?


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Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania. It is a dormant volcano comprising three volcanic cones, and is the highest peak in Africa.

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Where Is Mount Kilimanjaro Located?
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As the tallest mountain in the world that is not part of a mountain range, Mount Kilimanjaro is believed to represent the beauty of East Africa. While it's not known where the name originated, it is believed that it means "mountain of light" or "mountain of greatness."

Because of its immense height of 19,336 feet and its beauty, people travel from all over the world for an opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. The mountain's high summit is easily accessible, often requiring no more than proper attire and a walking stick.

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