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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, internationally known mountain resort in the French Alps,
Haute-Savoie departement, Rhone-Alpes region, west of Annecy. It is situated at
an elevation of 3,402 feet (1,037 m) on both sides of the Arve River, which rises ...
China aster, also called annual aster (species Callistephus chinensis),
herbaceous plant of the aster family (Asteraceae), many cultivated varieties of
which are longtime garden favourites. The native species from China is 75 cm (
2.5 feet) tall, ...
Grande Comore (443 square miles [1,148 square km]) is the largest and loftiest
island, rising near its southern end in an active volcano, Mount Karthala (7,746
feet [2,361 m]). North of Mount Karthala is a wide plateau averaging 2,000 feet (
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