Monday, 7 July 2014
Mount Taranaki, or Mount Egmont, is an active4 but quiescent 5stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand's North Island. Although the mountain is more commonly referred to as Taranaki, it has two official names under the alternative names policy of the New Zealand Geographic Board.The 2518-metre-high mountain is one of the most symmetrical 6volcanic cones in the world. There is a secondary cone, Fanthams Peak (Māori: ), 1,966 metres (6,450 ft), on the south side.Because of its resemblance to 7Mount Fuji, Taranaki provided the backdrop for the movie The Last Samurai.
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