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Newly-discovered ‘Kajin Sara’ lake in Nepal likely to become world’s highest (Relevant for GS Prelims)

 

A newly-discovered lake in Nepal is likely to set a new record of being the world’s highest lake replacing Tilicho, which is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres in the Himalayan nation and currently holding the title.

The Kajin Sara lake in Manang district was discovered about a few months ago by a team of mountaineers, the Himalayan Times reported.It is located at Singarkharka area of Chame rural municipality.

As per the measurement of the lake taken by the team, it is located at an altitude of 5,200 metres, which is yet to be officially verified. It is estimated to be 1,500-metre-long and 600-metre-wide.

The Tilicho lake, situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres, is 4 km long, 1.2 km wide and around 200 metres deep.

(Source:http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2019/aug/10/newly-discovered-kajin-sara-lake-in-nepal-likely-to-become-worlds-highest-2017060.html)



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