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Indus
The INDUS RIVER (Urdu : دریائے سندھ‎; Hindi :सिंधु; Chinese : 印度河) also called SINDH or ABāSīN, is a major south-flowing river in South Asia . It is the namesake of the modern nation of India
India
. The total length of the river is 3,610 km (1,988mi) which makes it one of the longest rivers in Asia . Originating in the western part of Tibet
Tibet
in the vicinity of Mount Kailash and Lake Manasarovar
Lake Manasarovar
, the river runs a course through Ladakh , Gilgit-Baltistan
Gilgit-Baltistan
, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , and then flows along the entire length of Punjab
Punjab
, and Sindh
Sindh
to merge into the Arabian Sea near the city of Thatta in Sindh
Sindh
. It is the longest river and national river of Pakistan
Pakistan

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Ngari Prefecture
NGARI PREFECTURE (Tibetan : མངའ་རིས་ས་ཁུལ་, Wylie : mnga' ris sa khul; simplified Chinese : 阿里地区; traditional Chinese : 阿里地區; pinyin : Ālǐ Dìqū) is a prefecture of China's Tibet
Tibet
Autonomous Region. Its capital is Gar County. Its administrative centre is the town of Burang Town . The largest settlement is Shiquanhe . Ngari Prefecture includes part of the Aksai Chin
Aksai Chin
area, a disputed region claimed by India but over which China exercises administrative control. The paved Xinjiang- Tibet
Tibet
Highway (新藏公路) passes through this area. There are well-known prehistoric petroglyphs near the far western town of Rutog . The town of Ngari lies 4,500 metres (14,800 ft) above sea level in northwest Tibet
Tibet
some 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) west of the capital, Lhasa
Lhasa

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Dasu
DASU or DASSU ( Abasin Kohistani / Pashto
Pashto
/ Urdu
Urdu
: داسو) is the district headquarters of Upper Kohistan District , Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , Pakistan
Pakistan
. It had 15 Union Councils before the separation of the Kandia valley. Since its being named as Tehsil, the Dasu
Dasu
subdivision has 11 Union Councils. The total population of Dasu
Dasu
according to 1998 Census was 137,519, in 21,487 households. CONTENTS * 1 Climate * 2 Languages * 3 See also * 4 References CLIMATEWith a mild and generally warm and temperate climate, Dasu
Dasu
features a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) under the Köppen climate classification . The average temperature in Dasu
Dasu
is 19.5 °C, while the annual precipitation averages 648 mm. Even in the driest months, there is a lot of precipitation
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Swat River
The SWAT RIVER (Pashto : سوات سیند‎) is a perennial river in the northern region of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan
Pakistan
. The river commences in Swat Kohistan region of Kalam with the confluence of two main tributaries Ushu and Gabral and runs downstream in a narrow gorge up to Baghdheri. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Route * 3 Economic significance * 4 Hydropower Potential * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links ETYMOLOGYThe name is derived from an old Sanskrit
Sanskrit
term, Suvastu, which means crystal clear water, like azure in colour. It is mentioned in Rig Veda 8 .19.37 as the Suvastu river. With the passage of time, it was shortened to Swat by the people
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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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Besham
BESHAM ( Pashto
Pashto
: بشام‎; also known as BESHAM QALA) is the largest town and commercial centre of the Shangla District in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan
Pakistan
. Most of the population consists of Pashto
Pashto
-speaking Pashtuns
Pashtuns
. Besham's shops remained open 24 hours a day due to its geographic position, as it is on the famous Silk route which connects Pakistan with China. Besham
Besham
shops are famous for their china and international goods. In summer this small town is the centre of international and national holiday makers who use this route to visit the Northern areas of Pakistan. There is a civil hospital which was upgraded to the Tehsil level
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Hindi
HINDI ( Devanagari : हिन्दी, IAST : Hindī), or MODERN STANDARD HINDI ( Devanagari : मानक हिन्दी, IAST : Mānak Hindī) is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language . Along with the English language
English language
, Hindi
Hindi
written in the Devanagari script is the official language of the Government of India
India
. It is also one of the 22 scheduled languages of the Republic of India
India
. However, it is not the national language of India
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Thakot
THAKOT or TAKOT ( Urdu
Urdu
: تھاکوٹ‎; Pashto
Pashto
: تاکوټ‎) is a tribal town on the Indus River
Indus River
in Battagram District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , Pakistan
Pakistan
. It is also one of twenty Union Councils of Battagram District, and one of twelve in Battagram Tehsil. Thakot
Thakot
is located midway between Battagram town in the south and Besham
Besham
town ( Shangla District ) in the north, at a distance of about 30 km from both. CONTENTS * 1 Climate * 2 Demography * 3 Hydro * 4 References CLIMATEWith a mild and generally warm and temperate climate, Thakot
Thakot
features a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) under the Köppen climate classification
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Sindhu (other)
SINDHU is a name for the Indus River
Indus River
, a major river in Pakistan, India and China. SINDHU may also refer to: * Afzal Sindhu , Pakistani politician * P. V
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Kharmang District
The Kharmang Valley (Urdu: وادی کھرمنگ) is one of the five biggest valleys of Baltistan; recently it became a district, whose headquarters is Temperorily at Tolti . The valley is located about 100 km from the capital city of Baltistan
Baltistan
Skardu KHARMANG DISTRICT District Coordinates: 34°56′40″N 76°13′21″E / 34.94444°N 76.22250°E / 34.94444; 76.22250 COUNTRY Pakistan
Pakistan
PROVINCE Gilgit-Baltistan HEADQUARTERS Kharmang AREA • TOTAL 7,909 km2 (3,054 sq mi) POPULATION • ESTIMATE (1998) 188,000 TIME ZONE PST ( UTC+5
UTC+5
)KHARMANG DISTRICT is a political sub-division of Pakistan
Pakistan
. It is part of Baltistan
Baltistan
and currently constitutes one of the ten districts of the Gilgit– Baltistan
Baltistan
territory of Pakistan
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Urdu Language
URDU (/ˈʊərduː/ ; Urdu
Urdu
: اُردُو‎ ALA-LC : Urdū ( listen ), or MODERN STANDARD URDU) is a persianized and standardised register of the Hindustani language . It is the national language and lingua franca of Pakistan
Pakistan
, and an official language of five states of India
India
. It is also one of the 22 official languages recognized in the Constitution of India
India
. Hyderabad , Rampur , Bhopal and Lucknow
Lucknow
are noted Urdu-speaking cities of India. Apart from specialized vocabulary , Urdu
Urdu
is mutually intelligible with Standard Hindi
Standard Hindi
, another recognized register of Hindustani
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Shiquanhe
SêNGGêZANGBO (Tibetan : སེང་གེ་ཁ་འབབ་, named after Sênggê Zangbo , a river in Ngari ), or SHIQUANHE (Chinese : 狮泉河镇, i.e. "Lion Spring River Town"), is the main town of Ngari Prefecture
Ngari Prefecture
, Tibet
Tibet
. Shiquanhe
Shiquanhe
is located on the confluence of Sênggê Zangbo ( Indus River
Indus River
) and Gar River . Historically the town was also known as GER. This name, in the form "Gar" (simplified Chinese : 噶尔; traditional Chinese : 噶爾; pinyin : Ga'er), is now used to refer to the entire county ; however, as the custom with Chinese county seats is, GAR is often used to refer to the county seat as well, and it may be labeled that way on maps
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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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Kunar River
The KUNAR RIVER ( Urdu
Urdu
,Pashto : کونړ سيند‎), also called the CHITRAL RIVER (چترال سيند) or the KAMA RIVER (کامه سيند), is about 480 km long, located in northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , Pakistan
Pakistan
, and eastern Afghanistan
Afghanistan
. The river system is fed by melting glaciers and snow of the Hindu Kush
Hindu Kush
mountains. It is also part of the Indus watershed basin
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Gar Tsangpo
GAR TSANGPO (Tibetan : སྒར་གཙང་པོ, Wylie : sgar gtsang po; Chinese : 噶尔藏布; pinyin : Găěr Zàngbù) or GAR RIVER is in Ngari , Tibet
Tibet
, China
China
. This river is a tributary of the Sênggê Zangbo ( Indus River
Indus River
), which it meets at the town of Shiquanhe
Shiquanhe
. The source is south of Gangdise Range , in Ngari Prefecture. Its course is mainly in the Gar County