Elevation=1,394 metres (4,573 feet)
Rivas Department, Nicaragua
Coordinates = coord|11.446|N|85.515|W|type:mountain
With a height of 1,394 m, Maderas is the smaller of the two
volcanoes which make up the island of Ometepe, situated in Lake Nicaraguain Nicaragua, Central America. Unlike the other volcano on the island, Concepción, Maderas has not been active in historical times. Its crater contains a crater lake.
The Maderas Volcano is one of the few places at the Pacific side of Nicaragua where
cloud forestgrows. The only other place where this is found is at the MombachoVolcano. Cloud forests are characterized by high levels of humidity and a rich plant and animal life. Petroglyphs are also found at the Maderas Volcano.
Ascending the volcano is a popular tourist attraction.
* [http://www.vianica.com/activity/15/climbing-the-maderas-volcano Climbing the Maderas Volcano]
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