Kaghan Valley

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Kaghan valley)
Jump to: navigation, search
Kaghan Valley
Valley
Kaghan Valley is located in Pakistan
Kaghan Valley
Kaghan Valley
Location in Pakistan
Coordinates: 34°50′N 73°31′E / 34.833°N 73.517°E / 34.833; 73.517Coordinates: 34°50′N 73°31′E / 34.833°N 73.517°E / 34.833; 73.517
Country Pakistan
Province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
District Mansehra District
Elevation 2,500 m (8,200 ft)
Time zone PST (UTC+5)
Kaghan Valley

Kaghan Valley (Urdu: وادی کاغان ‎) is an alpine-climate valley in Mansehra District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. Landslides caused by the devastating 2005 Kashmir earthquake closed the Kaghan Valley road and cut off the valley from the outside. The road now has been rebuilt.[1]

The valley extends 155 kilometers (96 mi), rising from an elevation of 2,134 feet (650 m) to its highest point, the Babusar Pass, at 13,690 feet (4,170 m).[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Kashmir Earthquake of October 8, 2005 - Earthquake Engineering [1]