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Central Asia Ranges

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointK2 (8614 m/28,261 ft)
CountriesAfghanistan (26%), Turkmenistan (21%), Uzbekistan (20%), Kazakhstan (14%), Tajikistan (7%), Pakistan (5%), China (4%), Kyrgyzstan (2%), India (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area2,017,869 sq km / 779,100 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,778 km / 1,105 mi North-South
2,528 km / 1,571 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long38° 9' N; 64° 34' E
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Map of Central Asia Ranges
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Central Asia Ranges.
AsiaLevel 1 (Parent)
         AnatoliaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Levant RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Zagros MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Iranian PlateauLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Arabian PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Central Asia RangesLevel 2
                 Aral-East Caspian AreaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central Turkestan RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central Afghanistan RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Hindu KushLevel 3 (Child)
                 PamirLevel 3 (Child)
                 KarakoramLevel 3 (Child)
         Tien ShanLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tibet and Central ChinaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         HimalayaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian SubcontinentLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Central Asia Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.K2861428,261Karakoram
2.Gasherbrum I808026,509Karakoram
3.Broad Peak805126,414Karakoram
4.Gasherbrum II803526,362Karakoram
5.Broad Peak Central801626,299Karakoram
6.Gasherbrum III795226,089Karakoram
7.Gasherbrum IV792526,001Karakoram
8.Disteghil Sar788525,869Karakoram
9.Kunyang Chhish785225,761Karakoram
10.Masherbrum782125,659Karakoram
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.K2861428,261Karakoram
2.Tirich Mir770825,289Hindu Kush
3.Kongur Tagh764925,095Pamir
4.Turkestanskiy High Point562118,442Central Turkestan Ranges
5.Shah Fuladi504816,562Central Afghanistan Ranges
6.Gora Arlan18806168Aral-East Caspian Area



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