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They form far out over the Indian Ocean, especially from December to March, and
approach the eastern coast, bringing torrential rains and destructive floods. Plant
and animal life. Much of the island was once covered with evergreen and ...
The eastern half of the island contains almost all the major cities and towns.
Antananarivo is the most populous city; perched on two precipitous mountain
ridges, the old part of the city is dominated by the Manjakamiadana palace and
has an ...
It is located on Luzon Island and it spreads along the eastern shore of Manila Bay
at the mouth of the Pasig River. The city's name, originally Maynilad, is derived
from that of the nilad plant, a flowering shrub adapted to marshy conditions, ...
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