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Kunlun Mountains

Region(s): Asia, China: (Qinghai Sheng, Tibet Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu)
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Max. Elevation: 7 167 m / 23 514 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 1 553 miles / 2 500 km
Average Width: 150-600 miles / 93-373 km
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Range Name(s): Kunlun Mountains
Max. Elevation: 7 167 m / 23 514 ft
Region(s): Asia
Location: Asia, China: (Qinghai Sheng, Tibet Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu)
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Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
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Average Length: 1 553 miles / 2 500 km
Average Width: 150-600 miles / 93-373 km
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Asia, China: (Qinghai Sheng, Tibet Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Zizhiqu)
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    The region is very promising for mountain tourism and mountaineering. Despite the fact that this area only began to settle and 90% of the mountain climbing is done on Muztagata, here the vast spaces for fans of mountain tourism and many unclimbed peaks around 6000 meters.
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    Mountain system consists of parallel chains of ranges separated by valleys. The height of the ridges increases from north to south. In the Kunlun only one mountain is over than 7000 m. The vast majority of six-thousands, of which there are a huge number, have not yet been conquered.
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    Extends from the Pamirs in the west to the Sino-Tibetan Mountains to the east, bordering Tibet to the north.
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    On old maps common misconceptions elevations for the highest mountains of the system. Previously it was thought that there are several seventhousanders. The new maps, and this is consistent with the mission SRTM, the height of these peaks at 800-900 meters less.

     

    Often ranges Kongur Shan and situated north Muztagh Ata are considered as parts of Kunlun mountain range, are despite the fact that they are geographically closer to the Pamirs. In such a case, the highest point of the Kunlun is not Aksai Chin (Liushishi Shang) 7167 m, but Kongur Tagh (7,649 m and 7719   ... Read more

     

    Over 70 volcanic cones form the Kunlun Volcanic Group, but they are not volcanic mountains. As such, they are not counted among the world volcanic mountain peaks. The group, however, musters the heights of 5,808 metres (19,055 ft) above sea level. If they were considered volcanic mountains, they would   ... Read more

     

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