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Western Neovolcanica

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointNevado de Colima (4260+ m/13,976+ ft)
CountriesMexico
States/ProvincesMichoacán (64%), Jalisco (29%), Guanajuato (5%), Colima (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area52,847 sq km / 20,404 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent249 km / 155 mi North-South
368 km / 229 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long19° 27' N; 102° 20' W
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Map of Western Neovolcanica
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Western Neovolcanica.
Cordillera NeovolcanicaLevel 3 (Parent)
         Western NeovolcanicaLevel 4
         Central NeovolcanicaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Eastern NeovolcanicaLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Western Neovolcanica

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Nevado de Colima4260+13,976+ 
2.Cerro Tancítaro384012,598 
3.Volcán de Colima3820+12,533+ 
4.Cerro La Nieve3420+11,220+ 
5.Cerro El Tecolote3360+11,024+ 
6.Volcán Paricutín3300+10,827+ 
7.Cerro El Tigre2840+9318+ 
8.Volcan Estribo2440+8005+ 
9.Volcán El Jorullo1220+4003+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Western Neovolcanica

Nevado de Colima
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Nevado de Colima on the left and the active Volcan de Colima on the right. Taken from the southwest on the Sierra Manantlan Plateau (2010-01-24). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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Volcán de Colima
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Nevado de Colima on the left and the active Volcan de Colima on the right. Taken from the southwest on the Sierra Manantlan Plateau (2010-01-24). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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