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There is a gradual transition between the Cordillera Central and the lower Sierra
de Cayey farther east, the peaks of which rise to 3,000 feet (900 m). The central
mountains have more granitic outcrops than do the western mountains.
China fir (species Cunninghamia lanceolata), coniferous evergreen timber tree of
the deciduous cypress family (Taxodiaceae), native to eastern Asia. The China fir
may grow to a height of 50 m (160 feet), with a circumference of about 5.5 m ...
21, 1629, Batavia, Dutch East Indies [now Jakarta, Indon.]), chief founder of the
Dutch commercial empire in the East Indies. As the fourth governor-general of the
Dutch East Indies, he established a chain of fortified posts in the Indonesian ...
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