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Pidurutalagala (IPA ˌpidurutaˈlaːgələ literally "straw plateau rock", also known as Mount Pedro) is a mountain in the central hill-country of Sri Lanka, close to the city of Nuwara Eliya. At a height of 2.534 metres (8,281 feet), it is the highest mountain in Sri Lanka. The peak is a military area which is closed to the public. Articles with similar titles include the NATO phonetic alphabet, which has also informally been called the “International Phonetic Alphabet”. For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words, see IPA chart for English. ... Lyskamm, 4 527 m, Pennine Alps A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... View of Nuwara Eliya from Unique View Road A temple to Hanuman near Nuwara Eliya A tea plantation near Nuwara Eliya A waterfall located in the surroundings of Nuwara Eliya Nuwara Eliya (pronounced approximately ), the City of Light, is a town in Sri Lanka. ...

Coordinates: 7°00′N, 80°46′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

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