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Pular (volcano)

Pular is a massive stratovolcano located in the Antofagasta Region of northern Chile, about 15 km west of the border with Argentina, which in this area is a straight line between the summits of Socompa volcano and Cerro del Rincon. Pular, along with Cerro Pajonales, forms a high volcanic ridge, which runs in a generally north-east to south-west direction for southward, following the same direction of the ridge, lies Socompa volcano. The ridge forms a drainage divide between Salar de Atacama basin and Salar de Pular basin. This latter is a bowl-shaped basin enclosed on the east by Aracar volcano.

In Kunza language Pular means "The Eyebrow".Humberto Barrera, "Cerro Pular", American Alpine Journal, 1974, p. 194. Available at AAJ Online (PDF).

See also

List of volcanoes in Chile


Monturaqui crater

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