What do you know about north western and western mountains of Pakistan?
These mountains make the north western boundary of Pakistan. These extended west ward into Afghanistan. The average height of these mountains is 3600 meters. Tirich Mir is the highest peak in this mountain having a height of 7690 meters.
What do you know about north western and western mountains of Pakistan highlight its importance for Pakistan?
Importance of northern and Western mountain of Pakistan:-
Melting snow and glacial meltwater from the mountains also feed the rivers, including the Indus, which emerge from the east-west-aligned ranges to flow southward.
What are northern mountains of Pakistan?
The northern highlands include parts of the Hindu Kush, the Karakoram Range, and the Himalayas. This area includes such famous peaks as K2 (Mount Godwin Austen, at 8,611 meters the second highest peak in the world), and Nanga Parbat (8,126 meters), the twelfth highest.
What are the relief features of the western mountains of Pakistan?
Steep slopes, snow-covered peaks, high narrow passes, snow field/glaciations features, deep valleys (Dasu Patan 6500m in the Himalayas. Scree or loose rock debris accumulated at foothill. U-shaped valleys due to moving glaciers. Deeply dissected terrain, also due to movement of glaciers.
What are the drainage features of northern mountains of Pakistan?
- drainage pattern for northern mountain (indus) River indus starts it’s journey from Mansrowar lake.
- ( Eastern tributaries) Originate from Himalayas.
- safed koh. Vale of peshawar drained by river kabul and swat.
- Waziristan hills.
- balochistan plateau.
- potwar plateau and salt range.
- upper indus plain.
What are the relief features of northern mountains?
They stretch in a continuous form east to west in a 2500 km belt of ranges. They have low rainfall and thus have less natural vegetation and subdivided into the Hindu Kush, Koh safed, Waziristan hills, salaiman Himalayas, kerther mountains.
What are the importance of northern mountains?
The importance of Northern mountains in India are given below : It is the most prominent source for Glacial rivers – enough rainfall and vast snow-fields in these mountains are the source of perennial rivers. The melting of the snow provides enough water during the season.