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Kanchenjunga (also called Kangchen Dz÷-nga, Kachendzonga, or Kangchanfanga) is a mountain at 27░ 42' N, 88░ 08' E in Taplejung district, on the Nepal-Sikkim border. Part of the Himalayas.

Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world and the second highest in Nepal. Kanchenjunga is translated along the lines of "Five Treasures of the Snow" and the main peak is 8586m high. It was first climbed in 1955 by a British expedition.

The Kanchanjunga Conservation Area (KCA) covers 2035 km2 surrounding the montain on the Nepalese side.

See also: List of mountains

As Kanchenjungha a film directed by Satyajit Ray in 1962, his first original screenplay and colour film. The film is about a group of rich Bengalis on vacation near Kanchenjunga.

Kanchenjunga is a visual RAD[?] tool for producing Java client applications for use with Postgres[?]95.

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