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Himalaya Mountains

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Geographic headingHimalaya Mountains
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Geographic subdivision usageHimalaya Mountains
Himalaya Range
Himalayan Chain
Himalayan Mountains
See alsoMountains--Asia
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Found inGEOnet, March 3, 1999 (Himalayas, MTS, 28⁰00ʹN, 84⁰00ʹE, Nepal; cross-refs from Himalaya, Himalaya Mountains, Himalayan Chain, Himalaya Range; also cross-ref from Himalaya to Great Himalaya Range, 29⁰00ʹN, 83⁰00ʹE)
Web. geog. (Himalayas, the, or more correctly, the Himalaya. Mountain system, S Asia, bordering the Indian subcontinent on the N in a 1500-mile (2412-kilometer) long arc extending from Jammu and Kashmir in the W to Assam in the E and covering most of Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, and the S edge of Tibet; divided into three main ranges: the Great Himalayas in the N, having an av. elev. of 20,000 ft. (6100 m.) and incl. Everest, the Lesser Himalayas in the center, and the Outer Himalayas in the S, incl. Siwalik Range)
Lippincott (Himalaya, great Asian mountain system, extending c. 1,500 mi/2,414 km E from Nanga Parbat on Indus R in Pakistan through N India, Tibet (China), Nepal, E India, and Bhutan to Namjagbarwa (25,446 ft/7,756 m) on the Brahmaputra R. in SE Tibet. For most of its length, the Himalaya comprise 2 nearly parallel ranges separated by a wide valley in which the Indus R. flows W and the Brahmaputra in India flows E. The N range is called the Trans-Himalayas. The S range has 3 parallel zones: the Great Himalaya, the perpetually snow-covered main range in which the highest peaks (average elev. 20,000 ft/6,100 m) are found; the Lesser Himalaya with 7,000 ft/2,100 m-15,000 ft/4,600 m elevations; and the southernmost Outer Himalaya, 2,000 ft/610 m-5,000 ft/1,500 m high. The formation of the Himalayas may be responsible for climatic changes which caused the last Ice Age.)
Etherton, P.T. Glimpses of Tibet, Nepal, and the Himalayan Mountains, 1983.
GEOnet (summit; 28°00ʹ00ʺN 084°00ʹ00ʺE)