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Central Neovolcanica

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointVolcán Popocatépetl (5400+ m/17,717+ ft)
CountriesMexico
States/ProvincesMéxico (39%), Guerrero (20%), Michoacán (15%), Morelos (9%), Puebla (7%), Hidalgo (5%), Distrito Federal (3%), Guanajuato (1%), Tlaxcala (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area55,515 sq km / 21,434 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent270 km / 168 mi North-South
294 km / 183 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long19° 6' N; 99° 38' W
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Map of Central Neovolcanica
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Central Neovolcanica.
Cordillera NeovolcanicaLevel 3 (Parent)
         Western NeovolcanicaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Central NeovolcanicaLevel 4
                 Popo-Izta RangeLevel 5 (Child)
         Eastern NeovolcanicaLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Central Neovolcanica

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Volcán Popocatépetl5400+17,717+Popo-Izta Range
2.Volcán Iztaccíhuatl5220+17,126+Popo-Izta Range
3.Nevado de Toluca4680+15,354+ 
4.Izta Norte4660+15,289+Popo-Izta Range
5.Cerro del Ombugo4320+14,173+ 
6.Cerro Tláloc415813,642Popo-Izta Range
7.Cerro Telapón4060+13,320+Popo-Izta Range
8.Cerro Tehuistle4020+13,189+Popo-Izta Range
9.Cerro Ajusco393712,917 
10.Jocotitlán392812,887 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Volcán Popocatépetl5400+17,717+Popo-Izta Range



Photos of Peaks in the Central Neovolcanica

Volcán Popocatépetl

The white snows of Popo rise above Tlamacas Lodge, in this picture from before the recent eruptive cycle began in 1994 (1993-01).
Volcán Iztaccíhuatl
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The summit area of Iztaccíhuatl holds a large, flat snowfield at 5200 meters elevation (2012-01-13).
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Nevado de Toluca
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The summit ridge of Nevado de Toluca provides the most challenging scrambing on a Mexican volcano "ruta normal" (2012-01-07).
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