Mayon Volcano

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Mayon Volcano in Albay, Philippines

The Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active volcano in the province of Albay, on Luzon island in the Philippines. It is a part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. It is one the most active and dangerous volcanoes in the Philippines.[1] Mount Mayon is 2,642 metres (8,668 ft) high, and it is famous for its "perfect cone" shape, which attracts tourists. In 1938 the mountain was declared a national park. It was reclassified and renamed as Mayon Volcano Natural Park in the year 2000.[2] The name Mayon is from the Bicol word magayon meaning beauty.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Greg Bloom, Philippines (Footscray, Vic.; London: Lonely Planet, 2009), p. 198
  2. "Protected Areas in Region 5" Archived 2013-12-19 at the Wayback Machine. Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau. Retrieved on 2011-10-15.