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La Paz Centro, León, Nicaragua
 

Momotombito Island

Lake Xolotlán

 
 
Momotombito Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2016
1. Momotombito Island Marker
Inscription.
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%
Maleza: 4.1%

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

English translation:
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.

Caption:
Momotombito Island - Rosa Island: True Aquatic Bird Sanctuaries in Lake Xolotlán
 
Erected by Circuito Turístico Reserva Natural Momotombo
Momotombito Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2016
2. Momotombito Island Marker
The active volcano Momotombo is directly east of the marker.
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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. Touch for map. The marker is at the end of the main street of the small town of Puerto Momotombo, almost to the edge of Lake Xolotlán.
 
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.
 
Categories. EnvironmentPaleontologyWaterways & Vessels
 
Momotombo Volcano and Momotombito Island image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2016
3. Momotombo Volcano and Momotombito Island
The small island to the left (south) is Momotombito Island. Rosa Island is very small and is east of Momotombo Volcano in this view.
Example of stone carvings from Momotombito Island found by Squier. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 15, 2016
4. Example of stone carvings from Momotombito Island found by Squier.
This placard is from the nearby León Viejo Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 6, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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