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Encyclopedia > Kunar River

Kunar river is located in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Kunar river system is fed from glaciers and snows. It includes the Peche River, which rises in Nuristan province of Afghanistan, and the main Kunar River, which rises in the eastern Pamirs before flowing through Chitral in Pakistan into the upper Kunar Valley in Afghanistan. Nurestan Province (also spelled Nuristan) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan. ... Located in Central Asia, the Pamir Mountains are formed by the junction of the worlds greatest mountain ranges, a geologic structural knot from which the great Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush mountain systems radiate. ... Chitral, or Chitrāl, is the name of a town (35° 53 N; 71° 48 E), valley, river, district, and former princely state in the Malakand Division of the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan. ... Kunar Valley is a valley in Afghanistan. ...


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Hindu Kush - LoveToKnow 1911 (2029 words)
As the river is here the northern boundary of Afghanistan, and the crest of the Hindu Kush the southern boundary, this distance represents the width of the Afghan kingdom at that point.
The Khawak, at the head of the Panjshir tributary of the Kabul river, leading straight from Badakshan to Charikar and the city of Kabul, is now an excellent kafila route, the road having been engineered under the amir Abdur Rahman's direction, and it is said to be available for traffic throughout the year.
It marks the commencement of the water-divide which primarily separates the Gilgit basin from that of the Yashkun, or Chitral, river, and subsequently divides the drainage of Swat and Bajour from that of the Chitral (or Kunar).
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