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sugarcane

(Encyclopedia) sugarcane, tall tropical perennials (species of Saccharum, chiefly S. officinarum) of the family Poaceae (grass family), probably cultivated in their native Asia from prehistoric times…

Piracicaba

(Encyclopedia) Piracicaba pērəsēkä´bə, city (1996 pop. 302,605), São Paulo state, SE Brazil, on the Piracicaba River. It is the processing center of a rich agricultural region where sugarcane, cotton…

Taitung

(Encyclopedia) Taitung or T'ai-tungboth: tī´do͝ong´, city (2010 pop. 110,901), W Taiwan. Rice, sugarcane, and peanuts are the major crops marketed and processed in Taitung. The lack of an…

Muzaffarnagar

(Encyclopedia) Muzaffarnagar mo͝ozŭf´fəränŭg˝ər, town (1991 pop. 240,057), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. It is the district administrative center of a wheat- and sugarcane-growing area, with…

Thibodaux

(Encyclopedia) Thibodaux tĭb´ədō, city (1990 pop. 14,035), seat of Lafourche parish, SE La., on Bayou Lafourche; inc. 1838. It is the commercial center of an oil, gas, sugarcane, and farm area in…

Negros

(Encyclopedia) Negros nā´grōs, island (1990 pop. 3,182,252), 4,905 sq mi (12,704 sq km), one of the Visayan Islands, 4th largest of the Philippines, between Panay and Cebu. Although mountainous (Mt.…

Guayama

(Encyclopedia) Guayama gwäyä´mä, town (1990 pop. 41,588), SE Puerto Rico, founded 1736. It is a growing processing and distribution center for a region producing sugarcane, tobacco, coffee, and…

Eunice

(Encyclopedia) Eunice yo͞o´nĭs, city (1990 pop. 11,162), St. Landry parish, S central La.; inc. 1895. It lies in an oil and agricultural region in which sugarcane, rice, and cotton are produced. Its…

Palma Soriano

(Encyclopedia) Palma Soriano päl´mä sōryä´nō, city (1981 pop. 55,851), Santiago de Cuba prov., SE Cuba, in the Cauto River valley. It is a road and rail hub and the commercial and processing center…

Palmira

(Encyclopedia) Palmira pälmē´rä, city (1993 pop. 196,213), W Colombia, an agricultural center and second largest city in Valle de Cauca department. Palmira is known as the agricultural capital of…