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Bhutan is a very mountanious country. Dark and deep forests and the fantastic rivers are the parts of this magnificent country.

The northern region consists of an arc of glaciated mountain peaks with an extremely cold climate at the highest elevations. Most peaks in the north are over 23,000 feet (7,000 m) above sea level; the highest point is claimed to be the Kula Kangri, at 24,780 feet (7,553 m), but detailed topographic studies claim Kula Kangri is wholly in Tibet[citation needed] and modern Chinese measurements claim that Gangkhar Puensum, which has the distinction of being the highest unclimbed mountain in the world, is higher at 24,835 feet (7,570 m). Watered by snow-fed rivers, alpine valleys in this region provide pasture for livestock, tended by a sparse population of migratory shepherds.

The Black Mountains in central Bhutan form a watershed between two major river systems: the Mo Chhu and the Drangme Chhu. Peaks in the Black Mountains range between 4,900 feet and 8,900 feet (1,500 m and 2,700 m) above sea level, and fast-flowing rivers have carved out deep gorges in the lower mountain areas. Woodlands of the central region provide most of Bhutan's forest production. The Torsa, Raidak, Sankosh, and Manas are the main rivers of Bhutan, flowing through this region. Most of the population lives in the central highlands...

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  • Copyright: ihsan mursaloglu (mursaloglu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 689 W: 7 N: 1321] (8682)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2008-09-28
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/14.0, 1/400 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2008-11-02 13:42
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