Conchagua (volcano)

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Conchagua volcano towers above sandy beaches along the Gulf of Fonseca at the SE tip of El Salvador.
Highest point
Elevation 1,225 m (4,019 ft)
Coordinates 13°16′30″N 87°50′42″W / 13.275°N 87.845°W / 13.275; -87.845Coordinates: 13°16′30″N 87°50′42″W / 13.275°N 87.845°W / 13.275; -87.845
Conchagua is located in El Salvador
Location in El Salvador
Location La Unión Department, El Salvador
Mountain type Stratovolcano
Last eruption Unknown

Conchagua (also known as Cochague) is a stratovolcano in southeastern El Salvador, overlooking the Gulf of Fonseca. Cerro del Ocote and Cerro de la Bandera are the two main summits, with Bandera appearing younger and more conical (see photo). There are active fumarolic areas on both peaks, but no confirmed historical eruptions. It is surrounded by forest called Bosque Conchagua.

See also


  • "Conchagua". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution.
  • Rapprich V, Erban V, Fárová K, Kopačková V, Bellon H, Hernández W (2010). "Volcanic history of the Conchagua Peninsula (eastern El Salvador)" (PDF). Journal of Geosciences. 55 (2): 95–112. doi:10.3190/jgeosci.069.

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