Hindu Kush mountains, Afghanistan

Hindu Kush mountains, Afghanistan

The largest cities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region number in the millions of inhabitants. The most populous cities include Khabul (Afghanistan), Kathmandu (Nepal), Srinagar (India), Peshawar (Pakistan), Quetta (Pakistan), Xinning (China), and Dehra Dun (India). Large cities such as Kathmandu, Lhasa or Dehra Dun are growing at rates that double the population of these cities every 10 to 15 years or so.

The largest cities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region number in the millions of inhabitants. The most populous cities include Khabul (Afghanistan), Kathmandu (Nepal), Srinagar (India), Peshawar (Pakistan), Quetta (Pakistan), Xinning (China), and Dehra Dun (India). Large cities such as Kathmandu, Lhasa or Dehra Dun are growing at rates that double the population of these cities every 10 to 15 years or so.

J'ai choisi c''est photo du hindu kush parce que le photo represent la vie du hindu kush

J'ai choisi c''est photo du hindu kush parce que le photo represent la vie du hindu kush

Rolling hills lead to the snow fields of the rugged Hindu Kush Mountains near Bamian Valley, Afghanistan. ©Ric Ergenbright

Rolling hills lead to the snow fields of the rugged Hindu Kush Mountains near Bamian Valley, Afghanistan. ©Ric Ergenbright

The vivid blue waters of the Band-i-amir Lakes create a stark contrast with the arid climate of the Hindu Kush Mountains in northern Afghanistan. ©Ric Ergenbright

The vivid blue waters of the Band-i-amir Lakes create a stark contrast with the arid climate of the Hindu Kush Mountains in northern Afghanistan. ©Ric Ergenbright

Stunning photograph if a strategically important 'slice' through the mountains (Hindu Kush Range). The Khyber Pass plays a crucial role in the movement of people and goods between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Go to the NGS site to learn more about this landscape feature and view more photos. Photo by J. Bruce Baumann.

Stunning photograph if a strategically important 'slice' through the mountains (Hindu Kush Range). The Khyber Pass plays a crucial role in the movement of people and goods between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Go to the NGS site to learn more about this landscape feature and view more photos. Photo by J. Bruce Baumann.

Peeking! Badakshan province, Afghanistan. Badakhshan Province is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Amu Darya River.

Peeking! Badakshan province, Afghanistan. Badakhshan Province is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country between the Hindu Kush mountains and the Amu Darya River.

Northern Areas of Pakistan  The Yasin Valley, Tehsil Yasin or Babaye-i-Yasen or Worshigum is a high mountain valley in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the northwest Ghizer District in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan...

Northern Areas of Pakistan The Yasin Valley, Tehsil Yasin or Babaye-i-Yasen or Worshigum is a high mountain valley in the Hindu Kush mountains, in the northwest Ghizer District in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan...

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