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Himalaya-Hindu Kush mountain range and the Tibetan Plateau

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Title: The Third Pole
Description/subject: "The region that encompasses the Himalaya-Hindu Kush mountain range and the Tibetan Plateau is widely known as the Third Pole because its ice fields contain the largest reserve of fresh water outside the polar regions. This region is the source of the 10 major river systems that provide irrigation, power and drinking water for over 1.3 billion people in Asia – nearly 20% of the world’s population."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Third Pole
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 September 2016