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LIPA

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 739 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LIPA, a town of the province of Batangas, Luzon, Philippine Islands, about 90 M. S. by E. of Manila. Pop. (1903) 37,934. Lipa is on high ground at the intersection of old military roads, is noted for its cool and healthy climate, and is one of the largest and wealthiest inland towns of the archipelago. Many of its houses have two storeys above the ground-floor, and its church and convent together form a very large building. The surrounding country is very fertile, producing sugar-cane, Indian corn, cacao, tobacco and indigo. The cultivation of coffee was begun here on a large scale about the middle of the 19th century and was increased gradually until 1889–1890 when an insect pest destroyed the trees. The language of Lipa is Tagalog.
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