Jaya Peak


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Jaya or Djaja Peak

(both: jä`yə), highest mountain peak on Mt. Jayawijaya, in the Sudirman Mts., Papua prov., Indonesia, on W New Guinea, rising to 16,503 ft (5,031 m). It is the highest point on New Guinea and in Indonesia and the highest island mountain in the world. The mountaintop receives snowfall and has glacial ice (now severely reduced in extent), but the lower slopes have lush tropical vegetation. The peak was formerly known as Carstensz Pyramid or Carstensz Peak; the mountain as Mt. Carstensz.
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