The Himalayas run through the countries of India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, China and Nepal. The Himalayan mountain range consists of three parallel ranges referred to as the Outer Himalayas, the Lesser Himalayas and the Greater Himalayas. The ranges cover approximately 1,500 miles altogether.
The highest peak in the Himalayas is Mt. Everest at 29,029 feet high, which is also the highest peak in the world. There are approximately 15,000 glaciers throughout the Himalayas. The Himalayas formed as a result of tectonic plate motions that caused India and Tibet to collide. There is still tectonic plate motion occurring as of 2014, resulting in a great deal of earthquake activity.Learn More
The Indus River originates in Tibet and flows through India and Pakistan. It is the longest river in Pakistan and merges into the Arabian Sea near the city of Karachi. The total length of the river is 1,976 miles.Full Answer >
Polyandry, the marriage of one woman to two or more men, is still practiced in parts of India, Nepal and Africa, as of 2014. In history, the practice occurred in Tibet, China, Bhutan and other parts of the world.Full Answer >
Russia's main allies are India, China, Belarus, Iran and Syria. Though Russia is not a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, it is a member of the related Partnership for Peace program, which establishes some ties to full members of NATO.Full Answer >
There are six different countries that share a border with India: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, China, Nepal and Pakistan. Each of these countries shares a different amount of border with India. Bangladesh shares 4,142 kilometers, while Bhutan shares 659 kilometers. Burma shares 1,468 kilometers of border with India, while China shares 2,659 kilometers of border. Nepal shares a border of 1,770 kilometers, and Pakistan shares 3,190 kilometers of border.Full Answer >