Muztagata Range

Muztagata Range

▪ mountains, China
Chinese (Pinyin)  Mushitage Shan  or  (Wade-Giles romanization)  Mu-shih-t'a-ko Shan,  also called  Kashgar Range 

      mountain range in the westernmost part of the Uygur Autonomous Region of Xinjiang (Sinkiang, Uygur Autonomous Region of), northwestern China. As a far western part of the Kunlun Mountains, it extends some 200 miles (320 km) along a north-northwest and south-southeast axis parallel to the eastern edge of the Pamirs range and rises to 25,325 feet (7,719 metres) at Mount Kongur (Gongge'er). The peak of Muztagata (24,757 feet [7,546 metres]) in the range is nicknamed “the father of glaciers” and is about 100 miles (160 km) southwest of the city of Kashgar (Kashi).

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