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Mongolia, the average elevation of which is about 5,200 feet (1,580 m) above
sea level, can be divided into three major topographic zones: fingerlike mountain
ranges that thrust into the northern and western areas from Siberia; the intermon-
Until the 12th century ad or even later, the far south was still an exotic,
semicolonized area, and the Nan Mountains were a major cultural boundary. As
a human boundary it played almost as important a role as the Tsinling Mountains
in the ...
The layout of Nanking resembles a gourd, with its tip pointing northwest. This
scenic city of tiled gates, greenery, lotus blossoms, and tea pavilions has four
major districts. The north district is traversed by Chung-shan Avenue and
contains the ...
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