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Mount Batur is A Part of A Global Geoparks Network

Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is an active volcano located at the center involving two concentric calderas north west regarding Mount Agung on the island of Bali, Indonesia.

The south east side of the bigger 10×13 km caldera contains a caldera lake. The inner 7. 5-kilometer-wide caldera, which was shaped during emplacement on the Bali (or Ubud) ignimbrite, has been dated at about 23, 670 and 28,500 years ago.

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The first written about eruption was in 1804 and the most recent was at 2000.

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The caldera is populated and includes the 4 main villages of Kedisan, Songan, Trunyan and Toya Bungkah, among a total of 15 villages.

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The particular locals largely depend on agriculture for revenue but tourism is becoming increasingly popular due to the comparatively straightforward trek for the summit of the main crater.

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On 20 September 2012 UNESCO made Mount Batur Caldera a part of A Global Geoparks Network.

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