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Karakoram
The KARAKORAM, or KARAKORUM is a large mountain range spanning the borders of Pakistan
Pakistan
, India
India
, and China
China
, with the northwest extremity of the range extending to Afghanistan
Afghanistan
and Tajikistan
Tajikistan
. It is located in the regions of Gilgit–Baltistan
Gilgit–Baltistan
(Pakistan), Ladakh
Ladakh
(India), and southern Xinjiang
Xinjiang
(China), and reaches the Wakhan Corridor (Afghanistan). A part of the complex of ranges from the Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush
to the Himalayan Range, it is one of the Greater Ranges of Asia
Asia

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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Summit
A SUMMIT is a point on a surface that is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. Mathematically , a summit is a local maximum in elevation. The topographic terms "acme", "apex", "peak" , and "zenith " are synonymous . CONTENTS* 1 Definition * 1.1 Western United States * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links DEFINITIONThe term "top" is generally used only for a mountain peck with some significant amount of topographic prominence (height above the lowest point end route to the nearest higher peak) or topographic isolation (distance from the nearest point of higher elevation); for example, a big massive rock next to the main summit of a mountain is not considered a summit. Summits near a higher peak, with some prominence or isolation, but not reaching a certain cutoff value for the quantities, are often considered subsummits (or subpeaks) of the higher peak, and are considered as part of the same mountain
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International Space Station
The INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (ISS) is a space station , or a habitable artificial satellite , in low Earth
Earth
orbit . Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the ISS is now the largest human-made body in low Earth
Earth
orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays , and other components. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton
Proton
and Soyuz rockets, and American Space Shuttles . The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology , human biology , physics , astronomy , meteorology , and other fields . The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars
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Afghanistan
Coordinates : 33°N 65°E / 33°N 65°E / 33; 65 Islamic Republic of Afghanistan * د افغانستان اسلامي جمهوریت ( Pashto
Pashto
) * Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat * جمهوری اسلامی افغانستان (Dari ) * Jomhūrīyyeh Eslāmīyyeh Afġānestān Flag Coat of arms MOTTO: لا إله إلا الله، محمد رسول الله "Lā ʾilāha ʾillā llāh, Muhammadun rasūlu llāh" "There is no god but God; Muhammad
Muhammad
is the messenger of God
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Glacier
A GLACIER (US : /ˈɡleɪʃər/ or UK : /ˈɡlæsiə/ ) is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation ) over many years, often centuries . Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses , seracs , and other distinguishing features. They also abrade rock and debris from their substrate to create landforms such as cirques and moraines . Glaciers form only on land and are distinct from the much thinner sea ice and lake ice that form on the surface of bodies of water. On Earth
Earth
, 99% of glacial ice is contained within vast ice sheets in the polar regions , but glaciers may be found in mountain ranges on every continent including Oceania's high-latitude oceanic islands such as New Zealand
New Zealand
and Papua New Guinea
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India
INDIA, officially the REPUBLIC OF INDIA (Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia
South Asia
. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people ), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea
Arabian Sea
on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west; China
China
, Nepal
Nepal
, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
Maldives

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UNESCO
The UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO; French : Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris
Paris
. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law , and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter . It is the successor of the League of Nations
League of Nations
' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation . UNESCO
UNESCO
has 195 member states and ten associate members. Most of its field offices are "cluster" offices covering three or more countries; national and regional offices also exist
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Yarkand
YARKAND, YARKENT, and YARKANT are spelling variants and may refer to: * Yarkant County , a county and historical town in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China * Yarkent Khanate , an Uyghur Khanate in existence 1514–1705 * Yarkand (area) , a historical area (1759-1882) in Xinjiang during the Qing Dynasty * Yarkand River , a river in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of western ChinaSEE ALSO * Battle of Yarkand , April 1934 * Yarkand hare * Yarkand deer This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical locations with the same name. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intende
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Karakum (other)
KARAKUM may refer to: * Karakum Desert , a desert in Central Asia * Karakum (film) , a 1994 Turkmenistani film * Karakum Canal , Turkmenistan * Karakum District , Turkmenistan This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title KARAKUM. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intende
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Great Trigonometric Survey Of India
The GREAT TRIGONOMETRICAL SURVEY was a project which aimed to measure the entire Indian subcontinent with scientific precision. It was begun in 1802 by the infantry officer William Lambton , under the auspices of the East India Company . Under the leadership of his successor, George Everest , the project was made a responsibility of the Survey of India . Everest was succeeded by Andrew Scott Waugh and after 1861 the project was led by James Walker , who saw the first completion of it in 1871. Among the many accomplishments of the Survey were the demarcation of the British territories in India and the measurement of the height of the Himalayan giants: Everest , K2 , and Kanchenjunga . The Survey had an enormous scientific impact as well, being responsible for one of the first accurate measurements of a section of an arc of longitude , and for measurements of the geodesic anomaly which led to the development of the theories of isostasy
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William Moorcroft (explorer)
WILLIAM MOORCROFT (1767 – 27 August 1825) was an English explorer employed by the East India Company . Moorcroft travelled extensively throughout the Himalayas , Tibet and Central Asia, eventually reaching Bukhara , in present-day Uzbekistan . CONTENTS * 1 Early life and education * 2 Superintendent of stud * 3 Expedition to Tibet * 4 Bukhara * 5 Bibliography * 6 Notes * 7 External links EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATIONMoorcroft was born in Ormskirk , Lancashire, the illegitimate son of Ann Moorcroft, daughter of a local farmer. He was baptised in 1767 in St Peter white-space:nowrap;"> who were under strict orders from Tibet to repel the foreigners. With his charm, the promise of gain, and proficient use of his medical kit, Moorcroft gained the friendship of two influential Rawats, Deb Singh and his brother Bir Singh
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Turkic Languages
The TURKIC LANGUAGES are a language family of at least thirty-five languages, spoken by Turkic peoples
Turkic peoples
from Southeastern Europe and the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
to Siberia
Siberia
and Western China
China
. The Turkic languages originated in a region of East Asia spanning Western China
China
to Mongolia, where Proto-Turkic is thought to have been spoken, according to one estimate, around 2,500 years ago, from where they expanded to Central Asia
Central Asia
and farther west during the first millennium. Turkic languages
Turkic languages
are spoken as a native language by some 170 million people, and the total number of Turkic speakers, including second-language speakers, is over 200 million
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Karakorum
KARAKORUM ( Classical Mongolian : ᠬᠠᠷᠠᠬᠣᠷᠣᠮ Qara Qorum, Khalkha Mongolian : Хархорум Kharkhorum) was the capital of the Mongol Empire
Mongol Empire
between 1235 and 1260, and of the Northern Yuan in the 14–15th centuries. Its ruins lie in the northwestern corner of the Övörkhangai Province of Mongolia
Mongolia
, near today's town of Kharkhorin , and adjacent to the Erdene Zuu monastery . They are part of the upper part of the World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape
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Thomas Montgomerie
Lieutenant-Colonel THOMAS GEORGE MONTGOMERIE FRS (1830–1878) was a British surveyor who participated in the Great Trigonometric Survey of India as a lieutenant in the 1850s. He was the person to label K2 , the second highest mountain in the world, the K standing for Karakoram . The label "K2" has stuck and has become, and remains, the mountain's most commonly used name. Despite being often denied close range access, the 19th century survey work carried out by Montgomerie and the survey of India has been shown to be accurate. The elevations of major summits which they calculated are very close to the elevations which are accepted today. He was subsequently involved in attempts to extend the survey of India into Tibet . Tibet was not part of the British Empire and was closed to foreigners, so he employed and trained Indians, who entered Tibet disguised as travelling Tibetans, and became known as pundits
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Tibetan Plateau
The TIBETAN PLATEAU (Tibetan : བོད་ས་མཐོ།, Wylie : bod sa mtho), also known in China
China
as the QINGHAI–TIBET PLATEAU or the QINGZANG PLATEAU (Chinese : 青藏高原; pinyin : Qīngzàng Gāoyuán) or HIMALAYAN PLATEAU, is a vast elevated plateau in Central Asia
Asia
and East Asia
East Asia
, covering most of the Tibet
Tibet
Autonomous Region and Qinghai
Qinghai
Province in western China
China
, as well as part of Ladakh
Ladakh
in Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir
state of India. It stretches approximately 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) north to south and 2,500 kilometres (1,600 mi) east to west
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