Did You Know? Today is World Mountain Day December 11, 2020.

Every year 11 December celebrated worldwide as World Mountain Day. The importance of the mountains cannot be denied. But did you know that?

The importance of the mountains cannot be denied. But did you know that?

  • One billion people in the world live in the mountains.
  • 25% of the world’s animals and plants live in the mountains.
  • Six of the world’s 20 major vegetables come from the mountains.
  • 25% of the world’s forests are in the mountains.
  • 50 to 60 percent of the water we use comes from the mountains.

Let’s know something about the mountains in Pakistan.

  • Did you know that K2 is the highest mountain in Pakistan and second in the world?
  • Did you know that Nanga Parbat is the 9th highest mountain in the world and 2nd in Pakistan?
  • Did you know that Gasherbrum I is the 11th highest mountain in the world and 3rd in Pakistan?
  • Did you know that Broad Peak is the 12th highest mountain in the world and 4th in Pakistan?
  • Did you know that Gasherbrum II is the 13th highest mountain in the world and 5th in Pakistan?

The above mentioned mountains are all 8000+ meters and all are located in Gilgit Baltistan, Pakistan.

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