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Elevation : 4884 m (16023.6 ft.)
Coordinates : Latitude 05°55′15″S, Longitude 137°09′29″E
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Last Update:2011-12-23 16:06 - matoyan
Description - [Source: Wikipedia]
Puncak Jaya or Carstensz Pyramid (4,884 m) is the highest summit of Mount Jayawijaya or Mount Carstensz in the Sudirman Range of the western central highlands of Papua Province, Indonesia (within Puncak Jaya Regency). Other summits are East Carstensz Peak (4,808 m), Sumantri (4,870 m) and Ngga Pulu (4,863 m). Other names include Nemangkawi in the Amungkal language, Carstensz Toppen and Gunung Soekarno.
At 4884 meters above sea level, Puncak Jaya is the highest mountain in Indonesia, on the island of New Guinea (which consists of the Indonesian West Papua region plus Papua New Guinea), on the continent of Australia (which consists of New Guinea, the country of Australia, Timor, other islands, and submerged continental shelf), and in Oceania, as well as 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 Papua New Guinea's Mount Wilhelm, 4509 meters , as the highest mountain peak in Oceania, on account of Indonesia being part of Asia (Southeast Asia).
The massive, open Grasberg mine is within 4 kilometers of Puncak Jaya.

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