Coropuna is a dormant volcano with several perennially snowbound conical
summits in the Andes mountains of southern Peru. The highest peak of the
compound volcano reaches an altitude of 6,377 metres (20,922 feet) above
sea level, making the Coropuna complex the third-highest in Peru. Its
thick ice cap is the most extensive in Earth's tropical zone, with
several outlet glaciers stretching out to lower altitudes. Below an
elevation of 5,000 metres (16,000 feet), the vegetation belts include
trees, peat bogs and grasses, as well as agricultural areas and
pastures. The Coropuna complex consists of several stratovolcanos
composed chiefly of ignimbrites and lava flows, on a basement formed by
similar material from the Middle Miocene. The complex has been active
for at least five million years. Current activity occurs exclusively in
the form of hot springs. The Inca archaeological site of Mawk'allaqta is
on the volcano's slopes.
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