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We all know that Himalayas is the world's largest mountain but how many of us know about its geographical details. So here are some geographical facts about the mighty Himalayas.

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Himalayan Geography

The more you discover the Himalayas the more interesting it becomes. There are so many facts about Himalayas that it is really difficult to know at one time. The more you explore the Himalayas the more you get involved into it. The Himalaya is the world's largest mountain range. Its peak is of 8,000 meters, which is approximately 26, 000 feet. There are 14 such peaks of Himalayas and hundreds of summits, which are around 23,000 feet high. The mountain range stretches 1,700 miles across an area between Assam and Kashmir. The east is guarded Namche Barwa while the west is guarded by the splendid Nanga Parbat. The Himalayas are mainly young folded mountains. It extends from west to east for about 2,500 km in a curve from the Pamit Knot in the northwest to the valley of the Brahmaputra River in the east. The width of the Himalayas is of 100 - 400 km. The Himalayas range covers an area of 612,021 sq. km. The Himalayas passes through five nations: India, Pakistan, China, Bhutan and Nepal. In India it stretches across five states: Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim, and in China it is Tibet. The Himalayas is also the origin or source of world's two important river systems: the Indus Basin and the Ganga-Brahmaputra Basin.

From south to north the Himalayas are divided into different parallel ranges: And they are as follows:

Lower Himalayas with an average height of 3,700 m

Sub Himalayas with an average height of 900 to1, 200 m. It is the youngest of the three ranges. It is mainly made up of eroded matter from the rising Himalaya and the next is

The Great Himalayas, which is a single range and the oldest of the three ranges with a height above 6,000 m including Mount Everest, K2 and Kanchenjunga and nine of the 14 highest peaks in the world.

Also there is Tibetan Himalayas. The Tibet Plateau is known as the Roof of the World with an average height of 4,000 to 4,5900 meters. Even the Karakoram Range in the northwest is also considered as a part of the Himalayan range.

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