La Paz Centro, León, Nicaragua
Isla Momotombito: Estratovolcán de 350 msnm. cono apagado de basalto.
La isla fue llamado por los indígenas "Cocobolo", por la abundancia de ñámbares fue un santuario arqueológico precolumbino.
La composición de flora: Bosque latifoliado bajo cerrado: 95.9%
Historia: En 1850 el explorador norteamericano Ephaim Squier descubrió varias estatuas labradas entre sus rocosas laderas que son un atractivo.
Pie de dibujo:
Isla Momotombito - Isla Rosa: Verdaderos Santuarios de Aves Acuáticos en el Lago Xolotlán
Momotombito island: Stratovolcano 350 meters above sea level, it is an inactive basaltic cone.
The island was called "Cocobolo" by native peoples for the abundance of ñámbares (both are names for what is also known as rosewood, Dalbergia retusa). It was a Precolumbian archaeological sanctuary.
The composition of flora on the island is made up of 95.9% closed broadleaf forest and 4.1% grasses.
History: In 1850 the American explorer Ephraim Squier discovered several statues carved from its rocky slopes that are still a local attraction.
Erected by Circuito Turístico Reserva Natural Momotombo.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Paleontology • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 12° 24.333′ N, 86° 36.646′ W. Marker is in La Paz Centro, León. Marker can be reached from Calle Principal de Puerto Momotombo. The marker is at the end of the main street of the small town of Puerto Momotombo, almost to the edge of Lake Xolotlán. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ruins of Old León (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); "The House of Hernando de Soto and Hernán Ponce de León" (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); "The House of Martín" (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); “The Palace of Governor Rodrigo de Contreras” (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); “The Saint Mary of Graces Cathedral” (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); "The Fortress" (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); "The Town Square" (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); “The House of Ana Jiménez” (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Paz Centro.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 250 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.