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Safīd Mountain Range on Pakistan-Afghanistan Border

33.8N 70.0E

March 12th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Pakistan and Afghanistan - February 5th, 2010

Pakistan and Afghanistan - February 5th, 2010

Safēd Kōh (meaning “White Mountain” in Persian), also known as the Safīd Mountain Range or Morga Range, is a mountain range on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. It reaches up to 4,761 m (15,620 ft) above sea-level at Mount Sikaram, straight and rigid, towering above all surrounding hills.

Except for a narrow trough cut by the Kābul River, which breaks through the mountains to flow eastward into the Indus River, the range connects directly with the Shandūr offshoot of the Hindu Kush mountain system.

The small white dot visible just below the mountains on the left side of this orthorectified image is the city of Parachinar. It is situated on a neck of Pakistani territory south of Peshawar, that juts into Paktia Province in Afghanistan. This area is the closest point in Pakistan to Kabul and borders on the Tora Bora region in Afghanistan.

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