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potwar and salt range

  1. 1. The natural topography Potwar plateau and salt range
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><li>Important features </li></ul><ul><li>Important places and heights </li></ul><ul><li>Economic activity </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle </li></ul>
  3. 3. Location <ul><li>Potwar plateau and Salt range is located to the south of Islamabad between River Indus and River Jhelum. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Important features <ul><li>It is open undulating land with extensive flat areas. </li></ul><ul><li>Residuals hills are found over here. </li></ul><ul><li>A large part of plateau is dissected and eroded by the action of running water. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Minerals <ul><li>The Potwar plateau is rich in minerals like gypsum, limestone rock salt coal and oil. </li></ul><ul><li>The salt range is rich in minerals like rock salt ,gypsum and limestone. </li></ul><ul><li>It is termed as badland topography. </li></ul><ul><li>It has landscape of ridges and troughs. </li></ul><ul><li>It forms gullies and large alluvium plains. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Important places and heights <ul><li>The height of the plateau mainly varies from 300-600 meter high above sea level. </li></ul><ul><li>Kala chitta and Khairi murat just rise to just over 1000 meters. </li></ul><ul><li>River soan is the most dominant feature in this area. </li></ul><ul><li>The salt range cover Jhelum ,kalabagh ,chakwal and mianwali. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Salt mines in khewra, a small town about 160 km from Islamabad is located in this region. </li></ul><ul><li>Salt parallel ranges rises to an hieght of 750-900. </li></ul><ul><li>Sakesar the highest point in slat range is 1527 meters. </li></ul><ul><li>While Kallar kahar and Kahbeki add scenic beauties </li></ul>
  8. 8. ECONOMIC ACTIVITY <ul><li>It is rich in non metallic minerals such as marble , rock salt , clay and dolomite. </li></ul><ul><li>It provides raw material to cement, chemical and ceramic industries. </li></ul><ul><li>A number of oil and gas fields are found in this region. </li></ul><ul><li>Attock oil refinery had been set up to refine oil (from the oil fields.) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Lifestyle <ul><li>Farming depends on rainfall. </li></ul><ul><li>Canal irrigation is not possible because of rugged landscape. </li></ul><ul><li>Wheat , maize , barely and gram are cultivated. </li></ul><ul><li>It is accessible by roads, railways and air transport. </li></ul><ul><li>Jhelum , chakwal and Islamabad have been developed encouraging a high population density. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Picture gallery
  11. 11. BY HIRA

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