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Mount Pico

The highest point on Pico Island in the Azores, Mount Pico is a stratovolcano that reaches an altitude of nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. At more than twice the altitude of any other peak in the Azores, that height makes it not just the highest point on the island, but also in all of Portugal and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

In the winter months, the top of Mount Pico is often the only place in the Azores covered with snow. When it isn’t, Pico Alto, a round crater about 1,600 feet in diameter and nearly 100 feet deep at the top of the mountain is clearly visible.


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