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Mount Bromo

Mt Bromo
Elevation 2,329 metres (7,641 feet)
Location Java, Indonesia
Coordinates 7°56′24″S, 112°57′00″E
Type Stratovolcano (active)
Last eruption 2004

Mount Bromo also Gunung Bromo, located in the Tengger Caldera, is one of the most popular tourist attractions in East Java, Indonesia. It is an active volcano and part of the Tengger massif, and even though at 2329 meters it is not the highest peak of the massif, it is the most well known. Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia (bottom left crater) (C)opyleft 2003, Thomas Hirsch File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... A cutaway diagram of a stratovolcano Mount St. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... East Java (Indonesian: Jawa Timur) is a province of Indonesia. ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ...

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Legend

According to a local folk tale, at the end of the 15th century princess Roro Anteng from the Majapahit Empire started a separate principality together with her husband Joko Seger. They named it Tengger by the last syllables of their names. The principality did prosper, but the ruling couple failed to conceive children. In their despair they climbed Mount Bromo to pray to the gods, who granted them help, but requested the last child to be sacrificed to the gods. They had 24 children, and when the 25th and last child Kesuma was born Roro Anteng refused to do the sacrifice as promised. The gods then threatened with fire and brimstone, until she finally did the sacrifice. After the child was thrown into the crater, the voice of the child ordered the local people to perform an annual ceremony on the volcano, which is not held today. (14th century - 15th century - 16th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 15th century was that century which lasted from 1401 to 1500. ... The Majapahit Empire was an Indianized kingdom based in eastern Java from 1293 to around 1500. ...

View into the Mount Bromo crater
View into the Mount Bromo crater

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 766 KB) Inside the crater of Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia , by Thomas Hirsch 2002, File links The following pages link to this file: Mount Bromo User:Ravn Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 766 KB) Inside the crater of Mount Bromo, Java, Indonesia , by Thomas Hirsch 2002, File links The following pages link to this file: Mount Bromo User:Ravn Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or...

See also

To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Major volcanoes in Indonesia This is a list of volcanoes in Indonesia. ...

References

  • Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program: Tengger Caldera

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Mount Bromo - Wikitravel (1130 words)
Mount Bromo (Gunung Bromo, 2,392m) is an active volcano in the Bromo-Tengger-Semeru National Park of East Java, Indonesia.
Mount Batok (2440m) is a brown volcanic cone at the north center of the caldera.
Mount Bromo really is a live volcano that erupts with disturbing regularity: in 2004, two tourists were killed and five injured when the mountain spit out molten rock as far as the temple.
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