18th November 2019

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How high is Sugar Loaf Mountain?

1,299′

Furthermore, how was Sugar Loaf mountain formed?

The Sugarloaf Mountain, or Morro do Pão de Açúcar is a natural sculpture, localized in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is formed by a metamorphic rock that emerged about 600 million years ago due to changes in pressure and temperature.

Why is it called the Sugar Loaf?

The name "Sugarloaf" was coined in the 16th century by the Portuguese during the heyday of sugar cane trade in Brazil. According to historian Vieira Fazenda, blocks of sugar were placed in conical molds made of clay to be transported on ships. The shape given by these molds was similar to the peak, hence the name.
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