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Highland.1 City (1990 pop. 34,439), San Bernardino co., SE Calif., in a citrus-grove area at the foot of the San Bernardino Mts. It has citrus-packing plants and some light industry. Highland developed with the growth of agribusiness and aircraft industries in S California. Norton Air Force Base, which was adjacent to the community, closed in 1994. 2 Town (1990 pop. 23,696), Lake co., extreme NW Ind., in the Chicago metropolitan area; settled 1850 as Clough Postal Station, name changed to Highland in 1888, inc. 1910. Manufactures include dairy products and mineral granules for sandblasting.
an extensive land area of the earth’s surface that is a combination of tablelands, mountain ranges, and massifs, sometimes alternating with broad flat basins and entirely situated on a greatly elevated undissected pedestal. Examples are the inner areas of Asia Minor, the Armenian Highland, the Iranian Plateau, and Tibet.