Zaskar

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Zaskar

 

a mountain range in the northwestern Himalayas in India and China. Length (from northwest to southeast), about 600 km. Maximum altitude, 7,756 m (Mt. Kamet). The base of the range is a wide plateau, up to 6,400 m in altitude, deeply dissected by cross-sectioning ravines. Over this base rise individual alpine peaks of over 7,000 m in elevation. The range is formed from limestone, sandstone, schist, and granite. There is much year-round snow and many glaciers. On the southern slope are woods of Himalayan cedar up to 4,000 m; higher up are subalpine and alpine meadows and year-round snow; in the north, mountain steppes with wormwood predominate. In the valleys there are small agricultural areas: barley is raised at elevations lower than 4,000-4,200 m. Corundum is found in the range.

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This vast irrigation system depends largely on the Indus River, which originates on the northern slopes of the Kailash mountain range in India and runs north to south through the entire length of Pakistan with many tributaries, including the Zaskar, the Shyok, the Nubra, and the Hunza, converging in the northern region and flowing through the provinces of Ladakh, Baltistan, and Gilgit.
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