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Banyumas, a province and its capital belonging to the Dutch in the island of Java. The province has an area of 2,136 square miles, with a dense population. The mountainous portion contains a remarkable volcanic plateau, 6,700 feet above sea-level, and a gorge which from the poisonous vapours it exhales is called "the valley of death." the fertile plains produce coffee, indigo, rice, tobacco, etc. The town stands on the left bank of the river Serajo at a distance of 22 miles from the coast, near the opening of a rich valley. It is protected by a fort and a Dutch garrison.