Khunjerab Pass love


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  • proper noun a mountain pass that connects Xinjiang region of China with Northern Areas of Pakistan. It is the highest point on Karakoram Highway at an altitude of 4,693 metres (15,397 feet), which makes it by far the highest paved international border crossing in the world.


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  • The writings of Marco Polo mentioned exotic cities such as Kashgar and Tashkurgan, not far from the 4,800-meter-high Khunjerab Pass leading to Pakistan.

    The Usual Suspects? 2007

  • "In addition, several thousand P. L.A. troops are said to be stationed in the Khunjerab Pass on the Xinjiang border to protect Karakoram Highway construction crews, with ready access to Gilgit-Baltistan," Harrison wrote, adding, "the impact of such a large foreign presence in a thinly populated, undeveloped region has been profound.

    The Times of India 2010


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