Cabeço Gordo

Infobox Mountain
Name= Cabeço Gordo
Photo=Faial - Cabeco Gordo - ISS002.jpg
Caption=
Elevation= 1,043 m (3,422 ft)
Location= Faial Island, Azores, Portugal
Range=
Prominence = 1,043 m (3,422 ft)
Coordinates = coord|38|36|N|28|44|W|type:mountain_region
Topographic

Type=Stratovolcano
Age=
Last eruption=
First ascent=
Easiest route=

Cabeço Gordo (Portuguese for "fat head") is the highest mountain on the island of Faial in the Azores. The entire island is a massive stratovolcano with a large 2-km wide caldera. The floor of the caldera is about 400 m lower than the rim. The volcano is inactive since the last eruption of 1957/1958, which created Capelinhos.

Cabeço Gordo, due to its central nature, is part of each parish on the island (except for Matriz, Conceição and Angustias). From Cabeço Gordo, on a clear day, the other three islands of the central group of the Azores are visible: Pico, Sao Jorge and Graciosa.

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