A stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano, is a tall, conical volcano built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, pumice, and volcanic ash. They are among the most common types of volcanoes, in contrast to the less common shield volcanoes. (wiki)

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
French Austral Lands and Seas Mont Ross
Guanacaste there are two main volcanic complexes in the inscribed area, that each include various stratovolcanoes: the Orosí-Orosilito-Cacao complex in Guanacaste NP and the Rincón de la Vieja-Santa María complex in the Rincón de la Vieja National Park
Isole Eolie Stromboli
Kilimanjaro National Park
Mount Etna
Mount Hamiguitan
Mount Kenya
Ogasawara Islands The two islands from the Kazan Group are mountainous with both islands formed from the summits of giant submarine stratovolcanos. (AB ev)
Pico Island
Quito Quito wraps around the eastern slopes of Pichincha Volcano
Sangay National Park
Teide National Park
Tongariro National Park Mount Ruapehu
Volcanoes of Kamchatka


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