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Encyclopedia > Caldera de Taburiente
View of the massive walls of the Caldera

Parque Nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente is a national park on the island of La Palma, Spain. It contains the enormous expanse of the Caldera de Taburiente, which dominates the centre of the island. The national park was created in 1954. Looking across to the massive walls of Caldera de Taburiente, from Mirador de los Andenes. ... Looking across to the massive walls of Caldera de Taburiente, from Mirador de los Andenes. ... This article discusses one of the Canary Islands. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The Caldera de Taburiente is the original caldera, its name having come to apply to any very large volcanic crater. However, geologists have determined that Taburiente was surprisingly not formed by volcanism, but by erosion. For information of the town in the Elders Scrolls computer game Morrowind, click here Caldera. ... Severe soil erosion in a wheat field near Washington State University, USA. Erosion is the displacement of solids (soil, mud, rock, and so forth) by the agents of wind, water, ice, movement in response to gravity, or living organisms (in the case of bioerosion). ...


The caldera is about 10km across, and in places the walls tower 2000m over the caldera floor. The highest point is the Roque de los Muchachos, at 2423 m altitude. During the Spanish conquest of the Canary Islands, it was the site of the last stand of the indigenous people of the archipelago, the Guanches. It proved impregnable to the invading Spaniards, and they only defeated the Guanches by luring their leader out on the pretext of holding talks. Roque de los Muchachos Roque de los Muchachos translates into English as The Rock Of The Boys, and is the name given to the rocky mound at the highest point on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands of Spain. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... Guanches (also: Guanchis or Guanchos) (native Guanchinet; Guan=person, Chinet=Teneriffe, man of Teneriffe, corrupted, according to Núñez de la Peña, by Spaniards into Guanchos), were the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands. ...


The summit is also the site of the Gran Telescopio Canarias observatory. The Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC) (Great Telescope Canary Islands), sometimes called Grantecan, is a 10. ... Categories: Stub | Astronomical observatories ...


The main flora of the national park comprises a large forest of Canary Island Pine, with important population of the endangered Canary Islands Juniper also present. Flora is a collective term for plant life. ... Binomial name Pinus canariensis The Canary Island Pine (Pinus canariensis) is a species in the genus Pinus, family Pinaceae. ... For other uses, see endangered species. ...


 
 

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