Sulaiman Mountains

(redirected from Sulaiman Range)

Sulaiman Mountains

(so͞olīmän`), range, extending c.250 mi (400 km) from N to S along the western edge of the Indus River valley in E Baluchistan province, central Pakistan. The twin peaks of Takht-i-Sulaiman [Persian,=throne of Solomon], 11,295 ft (3,443 m) and 11,085 ft (3,379 m) high, at the northern end of the range, are the highest points. A Muslim shrine there attracts many pilgrims.

Sulaiman Mountains

 

a system of outlying mountains in the eastern Iranian Plateau in Pakistan, with northern spurs situated in Afghanistan. The Sulaiman Mountains consist of parallel ranges that rise to elevations of 1,800–2,100 m and have a maximum elevation of 3,441 m. The mountains are separated by valleys and extend longitudinally almost 600 km. They are composed primarily of limestones and sandstones crushed into folds during the Cenozoic. The mountains end abruptly near the Indus River valley and are very seismic. The climate is dry and subtropical; however, the northeastern slopes are subject to summer monsoons. Dry steppes and mountain deserts predominate; the northeastern regions have areas of shrubs and oak, juniper, and pistachio forests. Irrigation agriculture is practiced; fruits are also grown in the river valleys.

References in periodicals archive ?
The British colonial rule established the hill station on mountain Anari Mol in Tuman Leghari in Sulaiman Range and gave it a new name - Fort Munro - after the name of the last decade of the 19th century Multan commissioner Col Munro.
The studied stratigraphic section is located in the Sulaiman Range. This range is an outcome of the complex thin and thick skinned fold-and-thrust resulted from collision along an oblique margin between the Indian and Afghan blocks (Haq and Davis, 2010).
Non-significantly higher prevalence of MDR was noted in Cholistan area (38.38%) than to that of Sulaiman Range (29.98%) on subclinical mastitis samples basis Similarly 66.36% of S.
Along the western margin of the Tibetan Plateau, in the vicinity of south-eastern Afghanistan and western Pakistan, the South Asian plate translates obliquely relative to the Eurasia plate, resulting in a complex fold-and-thrust belt known as the Sulaiman Range. Faulting in this region includes strike-slip, reverse-slip and oblique-slip motion and often results in shallow, destructive earthquakes.
Weiss [5] worked on larger and planktonic foraminifera of the Cretaceous and Paleogene rocks in the Salt Range, Kohat and Sulaiman Range. Afzal and Daniels (1991) worked on Paleocene rock unit (Patala Formation) and Eocene rock unit (Nammal Formations) from Khairabad East area of Salt Range and Yaseenet al.
In Pakistan, it is native to the Western Himalayas, the mountains of Hindukush and Afghanistan extending south to the Sulaiman Range in Balochistan.
Sulaiman Range has 13 hill torrents in the west, a complex irrigation network in the middle and the Indus to the east.
The surface expression of the plate boundary is marked by the foothills of the north-south trending Sulaiman Range in the west, the Indo-Burmese Arc in the east and the east-west trending Himalaya Front in the north of India.
Unprecedented rains have caused hill torrents in the Sulaiman Range Mountains, hindering rescue and relief activities and causing more devastation as the water level is rising in the district.
The incident occurred more than hundred kilometers away in the Sulaiman Range in west of Dera Ghazi Khan city.
The Sann #1 well data are integrated with the collected outcrop samples from the Mughal Kot section, Sulaiman Range. The techniques of the Rock-Eval pyrolysis and total organic carbon (TOC) tests were used.
Regionally uranium deposits are located in central and southern part of Pakistan such as in Bannu Basin, Sulaiman Range, Dera Ghazi Khan, Issa Khel, Mianwali District and Kirther Range.