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Green Vegetation of Indus River Basin, Pakistan

28.1N 69.0E

August 9th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Pakistan- July 27th, 2009

Pakistan- July 27th, 2009

The Indus River is the longest river in Pakistan, with a total length of 3,180 kilometres (1,976 miles). The river has a total drainage area exceeding 1,165,000 square kilometres (450,000 square miles), and an estimated annual flow standing at around 207 cubic kilometres.

Originating in the Tibetan plateau in the vicinity of Lake Mansarovar in China, the Indus River moves into Pakistan, running a course through the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir and then entering Azad Kashmir within the administrative division of Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan), before flowing through the North in a southerly direction along the entire length of the country.

Here, the land around the river, part of the Indus River Basin or Indus River Valley, appears green with vegetation. Clouds cover Pakistan’s port city of Karachi, near which the Indus finally merges into the Arabian Sea.

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