Maoke Mountains


Maoke Mountains
/mow"kay/
a range in the province of Irian Jaya, in Indonesia, on New Guinea. Highest peak, Puncak Jaya, 16,503 ft. (5030 m). Formerly, Nassau Mountains.

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▪ mountains, Indonesia
Indonesian  Pegunungan Maoke , formerly  Snow Mountains 

      westernmost segment of the central highlands of New Guinea. It is located in the Indonesian part of New Guinea, known as Irian Jaya. The range extends for 430 miles (692 km), and much of it lies above 12,000 feet (3,660 m), with a number of peaks rising above the 14,500-foot (4,400-metre) snow line. It is composed of the Sudirman (west) and Jayawijaya (east) ranges, the former containing the island's highest point, 16,500-foot (5,000-metre) Puncak Jaya (Jaya Peak), formerly Puntjak Sukarno, and Mount Carstensz. These rugged mountains have their tree line at about 12,000 feet.

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  • Maoke Mountains — The Maoke Mountains in Western New Guinea Pegunungan Maoke, is a mountain range in the province of Papua, Indonesia. It extends over 692 km and is composed of the Sudirman and Jayawijaya ranges. External links …   Wikipedia

  • Maoke Mountains — or formerly Snow Mountains geographical name mountains West Papua, Indonesia see Puncak Jaya …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Maoke Mountains — /mow kay/ a range in the province of Irian Jaya, in Indonesia, on New Guinea. Highest peak, Puncak Jaya, 16,503 ft. (5030 m). Formerly, Nassau Mountains …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jayawijaya Mountains — ▪ mountains, Indonesia Indonesian  Pegunungan Jayawijaya , or  Pegunungan Djajawidjaja , formerly  Orange Range        eastern section of the Maoke Mountains (q.v.), part of the central highlands of New Guinea. Located in the Indonesian part… …   Universalium

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  • Jayawijaya Mountains — The Jayawijaya Mountains, formerly known as the Orange Range, are the eastern mountain range of the Maoke Mountains in the central highlands region of the Indonesian part of New Guinea. The range extends for 230 miles east of the Sudirman Range… …   Wikipedia

  • Snow Mountains — geographical name see Maoke Mountains …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nassau Mountains — former name of Maoke Mountains. * * * …   Universalium

  • Nassau Mountains — former name of Maoke Mountains …   Useful english dictionary

  • Star Mountains — Géographie Altitude 3 900 m Massif Monts …   Wikipédia en Français


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