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Indus River Flowing Across Pakistan

27.9N 68.7E

December 27th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Pakistan - December 17th, 2011

The green land in this image is the valley of the Indus River, a major river which flows mainly through Pakistan.  Originating in the Tibetan plateau of western China, the river runs a course through the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir, in the Himalayas in India (visible at the top of the full image), and then enters Pakistan.

The river then flows in a southerly direction along the entire length of Pakistan, to merge into the Arabian Sea (bottom) near the port city of Karachi in Sindh. The total length of the river is 3,180 kilometers (1,980 mi) and it is Pakistan’s longest river. It has a total drainage area exceeding 1,165,000 square kilometers (450,000 sq mi).

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