Cordillera


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cordillera

[‚kȯrd·əl′er·ə]
(geography)
A mountain range or group of ranges, including valleys, plains, rivers, lakes, and so on, forming the main mountain axis of a continent.

Cordillera

 

a narrow island ridge (an archipelago of small, usually rocky islands), corresponding to the arch section of a developing geanticlinal uplift. Cordilleras appear in the early state of the development of a geosyncline. They occur most extensively during the final stage of development of the geosyncline, disappearing as independent formations when uplifts begin to predominate, that is, during the state of orogeny. The term was introduced by the Swiss geologist E. Argand in 1916 and was first used in Russian geological studies by V. P. Rengarten in 1926.

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She is a pioneer of the Cordillera People's Alliance.
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The achievement of the PRO-Cor is due to the effective anti-illegal drugs campaign in the Cordillera region since most of the crimes noted in the region are drug-related, he said as he commended the members of the PRO-Cor for their efforts.
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Manila: The Philippine government and non-government organisations have joined hands to preserve, nurture and market highland rice varieties from the northern Cordillera region for the health conscious, sources said, adding efforts include finding more varieties and reviving nearly extinct ones to make organic rice more affordable.
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