Virunga Mountains

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointVolcan Karisimbi (4519 m/14,826 ft)
CountriesCongo DRC (95%), Rwanda (94%), Uganda (11%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesNord-Kivu (47%), Sud-Kivu (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area7,707 sq km / 2,976 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent149 km / 93 mi North-South
82 km / 51 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long1° 33' S; 29° 25' E
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Map of Virunga Mountains
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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 Virunga Mountains.
East Rift Valley RangesLevel 3 (Parent)
         RuwenzoriLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Virunga MountainsLevel 4
         Burundi HighlandsLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Virunga Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Volcan Karisimbi451914,826 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.

Photos of Peaks in the Virunga Mountains

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John on top with guide, soldier, and 2 porters (2018-06-08). Photo by John Anholm.
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