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What is the tallest mountain in Africa?

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Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa. It is located in Tanzania in east Africa and has an elevation of 19,340 feet. The mountain formed millions of years ago as a result of volcanic activity.

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What is the tallest mountain in Africa?
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There are three volcanic cones on Kilimanjaro: Kibo, Shira and Mawenzi. Kibo is the only volcano cone that could erupt again. As of 2014, the last eruption occurred over 360,000 years ago, but there has been activity in the last two centuries.

A portion of Kilimanjaro is covered by glaciers. They have been rapidly melting due to global warming. Local drinking water and crop irrigation are impacted as the ice disappears.

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