List of mountain ranges of Pakistan

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Highest peaks of Pakistan as seen from space
Highest Karakoram peaks as seen from International Space Station
Satellite image of a part of the Sulaiman Range.

Pakistan is home to many mountains above 7,000 metres (22,970 ft). Five of the world's fourteen mountains taller than 8,000 meters ("eight-thousanders") are in Pakistan, four of which are in Karakoram, near Concordia.

Most of Pakistan's high peaks are located in the Karakoram range, the highest of which is K2 (8,611 m), the second highest peak on earth. The highest peak of Himalayan range in Pakistan is Nanga Parbat (8,126 m), which is the ninth highest peak of the world.

Following are the mountain ranges that are fully or partially included in Pakistan:

  • Makran range, a semi-desert coastal strip in the south of Balochistan, in Iran and Pakistan, along the coast of the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. The narrow coastal plain rises very rapidly into several mountain ranges. Of its 1,000 km coastline, about 750 km is in Pakistan
  • Kirthar Range is located in the Balochistan and Sindh provinces of Pakistan. It extends from north, southward for about 300 kilometres (186 mi) from the Mula River in east-central Balochistan to Cape Muari (Cape Monze) west of Karachi on the Arabian Sea.

The upcoming Hill Station of Sindh at Gorakh, in Kirthar Mountains Range, off Dadu, at the height of 5,688 feet (1,734 m), averaging 5,500 feet (1,700 m), is one of the two large plateaus in the Sindh segment of Kirthar mountains.

References[edit]

  1. ^ BBC, Planet Earth, "Mountains", Part Three
  2. ^ Sanskrit, Tamil and Pahlavi Dictionaries