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Karakoram

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointK2 (8614 m/28,261 ft)
CountriesPakistan (48%), India (27%), China (24%), Afghanistan (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesGilgit-Baltistan (49%), Jammu and Kashmir (27%), Xinjiang Uygur (24%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area77,154 sq km / 29,789 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent476 km / 296 mi North-South
466 km / 290 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long35° 18' N; 76° 21' E
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Map of Karakoram
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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 Karakoram.
Central Asia RangesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Aral-East Caspian AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Turkestan RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Afghanistan RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Hindu KushLevel 3 (Sibling)
         PamirLevel 3 (Sibling)
         KarakoramLevel 3



Major Peaks of the Karakoram

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.K2861428,261 
2.Gasherbrum I808026,509 
3.Broad Peak805126,414 
4.Gasherbrum II803526,362 
5.Broad Peak Central801626,299 
6.Gasherbrum III795226,089 
7.Gasherbrum IV792526,001 
8.Disteghil Sar788525,869 
9.Kunyang Chhish785225,761 
10.Masherbrum782125,659 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



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