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Cotopaxi National Park – Ecuador

by WCC on June 6, 2012

in South America

The Cotopaxi National Park or Parque Nacional Cotopaxi is a protected area of Ecuador is located on the border of the provinces of Pichincha and Cotopaxi in Ecuador, and that includes in its space at Cotopaxi Volcano. Its ecosystem is home to several tree species, especially pine trees, turning the place into a single site in South America and more reminiscent of an alpine forest to a forest of the Andes.

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cotopaxi national park

The scenic plain around the Cotopaxi is also part of the park where animals are occurring Puma, Andean condor, llama, wild horses and other wildlife. Other attractions include the volcano RumiƱahui, Limpiopungo the lagoon, the ruins of the ancient Inca fortress of Pucara and the Tupac Yupanqui in the 15th Century Inca palace built at the foot of Cotopaxi, in the 17th Century by members of a Catholic Augustinian Order has been converted into a monastery. Currently, there is a hotel, the Hacienda San Agustin de Callo. The Cotopaxi National Park is 33 393 ha and is situated between 3399 m and 5897 m above sea level, with the highest point is the summit of Cotopaxi.

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parque nacional cotopaxi

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