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Colima

Colima kōlē´mä [key], active volcano, 12,533 ft (3,820 m) high, S Jalisco, Mexico, 78 mi (125 km) S of Guadalajara near the Colima state border. Also known as Volcán de Fuego, it is one of the most active volcanoes in Mexico, with frequent large, destructive eruptions since the 16th cent. The inactive volcano Nevado de Colima, or Zapotépetl, 14,235 ft (4,339 m) high, lies to the north. Both volcanoes are in the Volcán Nevado de Colima national park. The Colima volcanic complex is the most prominent volcanic center in the western Mexican Volcanic Belt.

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