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Mount kilimanjaro is a mountain in the African country of Tanzania near the border with Kenya. Kilimanjaro is actually a massif, a mountainous complex with a number of peaks, the highest being Uhuru Peak at 5,895 meters, the highest point of land on the continent of Africa. The massif is considered a strato-volcano containing magma 400 meters below the surface. No eruptions have taken place in the modern era.

Mount Kilimanjaro came into prominence in 2000 when researchers reported that its glaciers and ice fields were fast disappearing. The most prominent explanation for this phenomenon was global warming, which has also been blamed for the loss of comparable ice accumulations on a number of other mountain ranges in the equatorial regions. Studies in the early 2000s ...

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