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Rosa, Monte

Rosa, Monte (mōnˈtā rôˈzä) [key], massif, in the Pennine Alps, on the Swiss-Italian border. Its highest peak, the Dufourspitze, 15,217 ft (4,638 m), is the highest point in Switzerland. The Swiss side is covered by glaciers. A nuclear research laboratory has been established on the Italian side of Monte Rosa.

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