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Pun•cak Ja•yaˈpʊn tʃɑk ˈdʒɑ yɑ(n.)

  1. a mountain in Irian Jaya, Indonesia, on W New Guinea: highest island point in the world. 16,503 ft. (5030 m).

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Also called Djaja Peak. 1 Formerly, Mount Carstensz .


  1. Puncak Jaya

    Puncak Jaya or Carstensz Pyramid is the highest summit of Mount Carstensz in the Sudirman Range of the western central highlands of Papua province, Indonesia. Other summits are East Carstensz Peak, Sumantri and Ngga Pulu. Other names include Nemangkawi in the Amungkal language, Carstensz Toppen and Gunung Sukarno. At 4,884 metres above sea level, Puncak Jaya is the highest mountain in Indonesia, the highest on the island of New Guinea, the highest of Oceania, and the 5th highest mountain in political Southeast Asia. It is also the highest point between the Himalayas and the Andes, and the highest island peak in the world. Some sources claim Mount Wilhelm, 4,509 m, as the highest mountain peak in Oceania, on account of Indonesia being part of Asia. The massive, open Grasberg mine is within 4 kilometers from Puncak Jaya.


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