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Mount Everest as seen from Drukair2 PLW edit.jpg
Aerial view o Munt Everest an surroondin laundscape
Heichest pynt
Peak Munt Everest (Nepal an Cheenae)
Elevation 8,850 m (29,040 ft)
Coordinates 27°59′N 86°55′E / 27.983°N 86.917°E / 27.983; 86.917Coordinates: 27°59′N 86°55′E / 27.983°N 86.917°E / 27.983; 86.917
Lenth 2,400 km (1,500 mi)
Himalayas Map.png
The general location o the Himalayas muntain range (this map haes the Hindu Kush in the Himalaya, nae normally regairdit as pairt o the core Himalayas).
State/Province Asia

The Himalayas, or Himalaya, (/ˌhɪməˈl.ə/ or /hɪˈmɑːləjə/; Sanskrit, hima (snaw) + ālaya (dwellin), leeterally, "abode o the snaw"[1]) is a muntain range in Asie separatin the plains o the Indian subcontinent frae the Tibetan Plateau.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Definition of Himalayas". Oxford Dictionaries Online. Retrieved 9 May 2011.