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/ ˈɑsk yɑ /
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a volcano in E central Iceland. 4,754 feet (1,449 meters).
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Askja (a˙skya˙), a volcano near the centre of Iceland, first brought into notice by an eruption in 1875.
The largest volcano is Askja, situated in the middle of the lava-field of Odaahraun.
This has on its summit the gigantic crater of Askja, some twenty-five square miles in area.
The largest volcano in Iceland, the Dyngjufkll, with its immense crater of Askja, has an area of some twenty-five square miles.
British Dictionary definitions for Askja
/ (ˈɑːskjə) /
a volcano in E central Iceland: active in 1961; largest crater in Iceland. Height: 1510 m (4954 ft). Area of crater: 88 sq km (34 sq miles)
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