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Central Tibetan Plateau

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointShahi Kangri (6934 m/22,749 ft)
CountriesChina (99%), India (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesTibet (94%), Aksai Chin Disputed Area (5%), Jammu and Kashmir (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area428,897 sq km / 165,597 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent566 km / 352 mi North-South
1,348 km / 837 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long32° 54' N; 84° 56' E
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Map of Central Tibetan Plateau
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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 Tibetan Plateau.
Tibet and Central ChinaLevel 2 (Parent)
         KunlunLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Altun ShanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Qilian ShanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Tibetan PlateauLevel 3
         Tanggula ShanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Gangdisi ShanmaiLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Nyainqêntanglha ShanLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Parallel Gorges AreaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         West Sichuan RangesLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Central Tibetan Plateau

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Shahi Kangri693422,749 
2.Kataklik Kangri689722,628 
3.Shakangsham682222,382 
4.Nganglong Kangri672022,047 
5.Kailas Range629520,653 
6.Bangong626020,538 
7.Gyoinmaixoi'og Kangri622320,417 
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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