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LA means PASSES IN LADAKHI language & DAKS means situated. It is situated in the state J&K. Area 86,904sqKM. It consists of two districts, LEH & KARGIL. LEH is the largest district in india & its population density is lowest in india with 2/sq KM. Population of ladakh is about 270000 and population density is 3.1/sqKM.
It is 434km away from srinagar & 480km from manali Area 86,904 km2 Geography of Ladakh which includes a number of valleys, passes, mountain ranges, glaciers and long stretched cold desert is one of world`s largest and highest plateaus located at 3000m and 9800ft above the sea level. Located in the foot hills of great Karakoram Range and the great Himalayas this small region is known for its distinctive geographical composition which has its own description.
VALLEYS it includes a number of valleys. Most important among them are the NUBRA VALLEY In the north SURU VALLEY south ZANSKAR VALLEY in the south KARGIL VALLEY west of ladakh.
Khardung La At altitude of 18380 feet above the sea level. It is the worlds higest motorable road.
It is sometimes called "Little Tibet" as it has been strongly influenced by Tibetan culture. A majority of Ladakhis are Tibetan Buddhists and the rest are mostly Shia Muslims. Language people speak LAKAKHI LANGUAGE.
RIVERS INDUS RIVER The word INDIA is derived from the river indus, from the indus valley civilization
LAKES Ladakh has been a place of attraction for travelers from different corners interested in Culture & Adventure mainly besides other attracting places, 1.PANGONG LAKE, 2.TSOMORIRI LAKE & 3.TSOKAR LAKE.
PANGONG LAKELENGTH= 134 km WIDTH= 5 km brakish water. 60% is in india & 40% in india. It is frozen during winter. The 160 km away from Leh. world’s highest brackish lake at 14,256 feet above sea level
TSOMORIRI LAKELENGTH= 19km WIDTH= 3km. IT IS SALT LAKE, altitude of 4,595 m. It is 240 Kms from Leh
With a vast snowfield in the center SIACHEN GLACIER is known as the largest glacier in the world outside the Polar Regions.,Its length is 72km The Siachen glacier lies in the extreme north-central part of LADAKH near the border of INDIA and PAKISTAN. Located on the north-facing slopes of the Karakoram Range,