Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest peak, rising 15,100 feet from its base. It is located in north-eastern Tanzania in sub-Saharan Africa. It is actually the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, and was formed from three volcanoes (now dormant or extinct).
The Kilimanjaro Mountain is the tallest mountain in Africa; it has an elevation of 19,340 feet and is located in Tanzania. The name is thought to come from the Swahili word “Kilima” meaning mountain, and the KiChagga word “Njaro” meaning white, giving it the name “white mountain”, most likely from the snow that once dominated the mountains’ peak. Currently the amount of ice on Kilimanjaro is rapidly decreasing because of climate change. It has loss close to 90% of the ice. This will have huge impacts on the local communities that depend on the water from the ice for drinking. It is estimated that in 20 years there may be no remaining ice.
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