Himalayan States
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Himalayan States

Himalayan states and regions
Countries Bhutan Bhutan
China China
India India
Nepal Nepal
Pakistan Pakistan

The Himalayan states are a group of countries straddling the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. The area is divided between the Western Himalaya and the Eastern Himalaya. Two sovereign states, Nepal and Bhutan, are located almost entirely within the mountain range. The range also covers southern Tibet, the Indian Himalayan states of North and Northeast India and northern Pakistan.[1] Eastern Afghanistan and Northern Myanmar are sometimes also included.[2][3]

The inhabitants of this region are mostly of Indo-Aryan or Tibeto-Burman descent while the main religions are Buddhism and Hinduism.[4]

Some of the world's major trans-boundary rivers originate in the Himalayas, including the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Irrawaddy.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Bishop, Barry. "Himalayas (mountains, Asia)". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "The Himalayas". PBS. Retrieved 2011.
  3. ^ https://www.mcs-myanmartravel.com/myanmar-himalayas-travels/
  4. ^ Chatterjee, Shiba. "Himalayas (mountains, Asia)". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "International Conflict over Water Resources in Himalayan Asia - R. Wirsing, C. Jasparro, D. Stoll - Google Books". Books.google.co.nz. Retrieved 2016.

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