Largest Volcanoes In The World For General Awareness

Which is the most active volcano in the world? Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii island comes first in the list of most active volcanoes followed by Mount Etna in Italy. 

The article aims to talk about the volcanoes in the world that form an important part of the general awareness section of various competitive exams. 

Aspirants of Government exams such as SSC, RRB, Bank, etc. must carefully go through the list of largest volcanoes in the world as general awareness is a part of most of these examinations. 

Candidates will know about the largest volcanoes in the world, the most active volcano in the world, biggest and smallest volcanoes in the world and more. 

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List of Largest Volcanoes In the World

Candidates can go through the list of largest volcanoes in the world that also highlights the location and heights of the volcanoes along with prominent features of various volcanoes in the world. 

Largest Volcanoes In the World 
Volcanoes in the World Location & Feature Metres Feet
Mauna Loa Hawaii, U.S.A 9170 30085
Haleakalā Hawaii, U.S.A 9144 30000
Teide Canary Islands, Spain 7500 24606
Piton des Neiges Reunion, France 7071 23199
Ojos del Salado Argentina/Chile – Highest active volcano on Earth 6893 22615
Llullaillaco Argentina/Chile – Second highest active volcano on Earth 6739 22110
Nevado Sajama Bolivia – The highest peak of Bolivia 6542 21463
Chimborazo Ecuador – Farthest point from Earth’s centre 6267 20561
Cotopaxi Ecuador – Second highest in Ecuador 5897 19347
Kilimanjaro Tanzania – Highest volcano outside South America; the highest peak in Africa 5895 19341
Cayambe Ecuador – Third highest in Ecuador 5790 18996
Mount Elbrus Russia – Highest volcano in Eurasia; the highest peak in Russia 5642 18510
Pico de Orizaba Mexico – Highest volcano in North America; the highest peak in Mexico 5636 18491
Mount Damavand Iran – Highest volcano within Asia; the highest peak in Iran 5610 18406
Popocatépetl Mexico – Second highest volcano in North America 5426 17802
Iztaccíhuatl Mexico – Third highest volcano in North America 5230 17159
Mount Kenya Kenya – Second highest volcano in Africa; the highest mountain in Kenya 5199 17057
Mount Ararat Turkey/Armenia – The highest mountain in Turkey 5137 16854
Mount Kazbek Georgia – Highest volcano in Georgia 5047 16558
Mount Bona Alaska – highest volcano in the United States 5005 16421
Klyuchevskaya Sopka The Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia – highest active in Eurasia; the highest mountain in Siberia 4750 15584
Mount Karisimbi Rwanda/Democratic Republic of Congo – highest mountain in Rwanda 4507 14787
Mount Rainier Washington – highest volcano in the contiguous United States 4392 14409
Mount Giluwe Papua New Guinea – highest volcano in Australasia and Pacific islands 4368 14331
Volcán Tajumulco Guatemala – highest mountain in Central America 4220 13845
Mauna Kea Hawaii, United States – World’s tallest mountain from base to summit 4205 13796
Mount Sidley Antarctica – Highest volcano in Antarctica 4181 13717
Mount Cameroon Cameroon – highest mountain in Cameroon 4095 13435
Mount Aragats Armenia – highest mountain in Armenia 4095 13435
Mount Kerinci Sumatra, Indonesia – Highest volcano in Indonesia; the highest mountain in Sumatra 3805 12484
Mount Fuji Chūbu Region, Honshū – highest mountain in Japan 3776 12388
Mount Rinjani Lombok, Indonesia – Second-highest volcano in Indonesia 3726 12224
Teide Tenerife, Canary Islands – the highest peak in the Atlantic Islands and Spain 3718 12198
Semeru Java, Indonesia – highest mountain in Java 3676 12060
Emi Koussi Chad – the highest mountain in Chad & the Sahara 3415 11204
Mount Etna Sicily – active; highest volcano in Western Europe; the highest peak in Italy south of the Alps 3329 10922
Haleakalā Maui, Hawaii – the highest peak of Maui 3055 10023
Mount Agung Bali, Indonesia – highest mountain in Bali 3031 9944
Pico Basilé Bioko, Equatorial Guinea – the highest mountain in Equatorial Guinea 3011 9879
Mount Zuqualla Oromia Region – highest volcano in Ethiopia 2989 9806
Mount Apo Mindanao – highest mountain in the Philippines 2954 9692
Mount Shishaldin (Sisquk) Unimak Island, Alaska – highest mountain in the Aleutian Islands 2857 9373
Mount Ruapehu North Island – highest volcano in New Zealand 2797 9177
Mawson Peak Heard Island – the highest mountain in Australia 2745 9006
Pico Azores – highest mountain in Portugal 2351 7713
Beerenberg Jan Mayen, Norway – highest volcano in Norway 2277 7470
Taal Volcano Batangas, Philippines – – Smallest volcano on earth 311 1020
Pali-Aike volcanic field Argentina–Chile border region  180 591

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Like the largest volcanoes, there are about 1500 active volcanoes on earth and most of these are along the Pacific Ring of Fire, Pacific Ocean. Candidates can go through the list of Highest Mountains in the world

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Sample Questions – Volcanoes in the World For General Awareness

Understanding the relevance of the volcanoes in the world for competitive exams is important for better preparation for which it is important to know the types of questions asked in the examination based on it. 

Given below are sample questions asked in the general awareness section of competitive exams.

Q.1. Which is the Largest Active volcano in the world?

  1. Etna
  2. Mauna Loa
  3. Ojas Del Salado
  4. Mount Fuji

Answer (2)

Q.2. Which is the smallest active volcano in the world?

  1. Ana volcano
  2. Stromboli
  3. Krafla
  4. Taal volcano

Answer (4)

Q.3. World’s hottest volcano in terms of energy radiated?

  1. Kilauea
  2. Karangetang
  3. Khangar
  4. Yanteles

Answer (1)

Q.4. The volcano with the highest summit elevation is?

  1. Mount Agung
  2. Tipas
  3. Tupungato
  4. Ojos del Salado

Answer (4)

Q.5. Which is the oldest volcano in the world?

  1. Mauna Kea
  2. Etna
  3. Kilimanjaro
  4. Pichu Pichu

Answer (2)

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Apart from the sample questions given above, candidates can check Previous Year Question Papers with solution PDF to understand the type of questions asked in the general awareness section of these examinations.

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Candidates appearing for any of the government examinations can check the details and syllabus from the given links:

Bank Exam Syllabus SSC Syllabus RRB Syllabus LIC Syllabus



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