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Write note on Himalayas - Geography

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Himalayas

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  1. The Himalayas is one of the youngest fold mountains in the world and it is a major mountain system of the Asian continent.
  2. It extends from Pamir knot in Tajikistan to the east and in India from Jammu and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh.
  3. It is not a single mountain range but consists of many parallel ranges.
  4. The southernmost range is known as Siwalik range (Shiwalik) and is the youngest of all the ranges.
  5. Next to Shiwalik lies the Lesser Himalayas, Greater Himalayas and Trans Himalayan ranges from south to north. These ranges are young to old respectively.
  6. These Mountain ranges are further divided into Western Himalayas (Kashmir Himalayas), Central Himalayas (Kumaun Himalayas) and Eastern Himalayas (Assam Himalayas).
Concept: Physiography of India - Himalayas
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Balbharati Social Science Geography 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 3 Physiography and Drainage
Exercise | Q 3.2 | Page 23
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