Turrialba to͞orēäl´bä [key], active volcano, 10,958 ft (3,340 m) high, E central Costa Rica. Its last major eruption was in 1866; it subsequently was inactive until 2010. On its lower slopes is the city of Turrialba. The volcano Irazú is to the west-southwest.
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