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A mountain range or group of ranges, including valleys, plains, rivers, lakes, and so on, forming the main mountain axis of a continent.



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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Some 300 "heirloom rice varieties" were organically farmed using pre-hispanic tradition in the northern Cordillera region which is comprised of Abra, Kalinga, Apayao, and the Mountain province.
Craig Smith, Chief Revenue Officer of WorldNow, said, "We are extremely excited to welcome the Cordillera Communications stations back into the WorldNow family.
Its beans hail from four farms from the Cordillera Central in Puerto Rico that are currently in the partnership and are processed with a quality control mandate to ensure the Zumbador taste is consistently unique.
Taking into account three principles: first, equality under the law; second, the safety of the inmates and third, the normal and efficient running of the prison police force, I've taken the decision to close the Penitenciario Cordillera jail," Pinera said.
President Sebastian Pinera said his government decided to close Cordillera taking into account ''equality before law'' as well as the security of the luxury lockup's 10 inmates, who will now serve time at Punta Peuco, another special prison.
Contract awarded for Purchase of Various Construction and Electrical Materials for use in the Completion of the Cordillera Relief Map Model and Shed
A lawmaker has filed a measure urging the House Committee on Agriculture and Food to conduct an inquiry into reports that some indigenous agricultural products like the rice from the Cordillera are slowly vanishing in the market.
These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about potential drilling locations in the acreage acquired from Cordillera, and Apache's ability to execute on production and development plans.
The Cordillera region, in turn is one of the richest regions in the country when it comes to biodiversity, forest and mineral resources.
The Merritt-Logan Lake gold belt lies within the Intermontane Belt of the Canadian Cordillera, which is underlain by the Triassic volcanic and sedimentary rocks of the Nicola Group.
The damage cost about 277,060 hectares of rich agricultural lands in the Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, and Cordillera regions.
At KSBY in San Luis Obispo, California, Cordillera has selected Harris to provide a new ADC-100 system to replace an antiquated manual system.