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Siachen Glacier

Siachen Glacier

सियाचिन ग्लेशियर

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Map showing the location of Siachen Glacierसियाचिन ग्लेशियर

Kashmir (Disputed between India and Pakistan; portion controlled by India shown above in yellow)[1][2][3]

Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 35°25′16″N 77°06′34″E / 35.421226°N 77.10954°E
Length 70 km (43 mi)

The Siachen Glacier is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalaya Mountains at about 35°25′16″N 77°06′34″E / 35.421226°N 77.109540°E, just north-east of the point NJ9842 where the Line of Control between India and Pakistan ends.[4] At 70 km (43 mi) long, it is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest in the world’s non-polar areas.[5] It falls from an altitude of 5,753 m (18,875 ft) above sea level at its head at Indira Col on the China border down to 3,620 m (11,875 ft) at its terminus. Continue reading