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Masatrigo Hill Nature’s Perfect Cone

Masatrigo Hill Nature’s Perfect Cone
Ok, so maybe it’s not exactly perfect, but Masatrigo Hill, or Cerro Masatrigo is as close as you can get to finding a natural cone-shaped landmark.

Cerro Masatrigo, or Masatrigo Hill, is a cone-shaped hill located in Badajoz province (Extremadura autonomous community) in western Spain. Geographically Masatrigo Hill also lies in the territory of La Siberia district, or comarca as it is called in Spain. La Siberia is a land of varying terrain. In the southern part of the district lies the foothills of the Sierra Morena mountain range which can be responsible for the Masatrigo Hill too. Two major rivers - The Guadiana River and The Zujar River - flow through the region, creating vast peneplains in the less mountainous areas. The region's inhabitants have created several reservoirs along the rivers, providing locals with ample water resources. The Hill is located on the La Serena reservoir, which is the largest in Spain and the second largest in Europe. La Serena alone holds 6% of the country's water. Because of all the reservoirs, La Siberia contains the longest inland coastline of any region of Spain. This reservoir has always been a summer tourist center.
Showing a perfect volcano shape Cerro Masatrigo has always been mistakenly called an extinct volcano and even given a name of “magic mountain”. And while there are still some dark spots in the hill’s geological history, it is all clear with its morphological history with Masatrigo meaning literally a “wheat dough”.

Masatrigo Hill Nature’s Perfect Cone

Masatrigo Hill Nature’s Perfect Cone

Masatrigo Hill Nature’s Perfect Cone

Masatrigo Hill Nature’s Perfect Cone

Masatrigo Hill Nature’s Perfect Cone

Masatrigo Hill Nature’s Perfect Cone

Masatrigo Hill Nature’s Perfect Cone

Masatrigo Hill Nature’s Perfect Cone


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