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Mount Egmont New Zealand Poster
Mount Egmont is a dormant volcano, located in Egmont National Park, in the southwest corner of North Island of New Zealand. Its symmetrical snow-capped cone towers majestically near the Tasman Sea coast. Taranaki is the native Maori name for the mountain, which was ruled in court to be an equally valid name to Mount Egmont. Many maps now show both names for the mountain, since both are considered officially correct.? Legendary thick forests once blanketed the mountain's lower slopes, but they exist today only in the higher elevations. The lower slopes have long been cleared, and today hold lush pastures used predominantly for dairy farming. The summit is perpetually snow-capped, and in winter ice blankets the entire mountain.