There are Himalayas on a detailed map - scheme. Thick lines represent the
The map shows that many rivers flow through the mountains from north to south.
How can it be? That is the Himalaya's specificity.
The Himalaya are among the youngest mountain ranges on the planet. Rivers flowed
in this area when the mountains have not been here yet. Then as a result of tectonic processes gradually began to rise
mountains. This is not happening quickly, and the rivers had time to wash
their way through this obstacle. As a result, the river valleys
become a huge gorge.
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