What Are the Physical Features of Afghanistan?


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The physical features of Afghanistan include mountains, plateaus and rivers/ The most prominent physical feature in the country are the mountains.

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What Are the Physical Features of Afghanistan?
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About three-fourths of Afghanistan contains mountains. The highest peak is Naw Shakh, at 7,485 meters, and this peak is part of the Hindukush mountain system. It borders with smaller mountain ranges, such as the Feroz Koh, Kohi Baba and Terbandi Turkistan ranges. Deserts surround the ranges and the northeastern end of Hindukush borders the plateau of Pamir. The northern part of the country has the Loess plateau. The Hilmand River is the largest river flowing to the Afghanistan territory.

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