Mountains of Nagaland

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Here’s a short note on the mountains of Nagaland which is a part of the syllabus of class 10 students studying under Nagaland Board of School Education.

QUESTION: Write a short note on the mountains of Nagaland.

Answer: The mountain system in Nagaland is an offshoot of the Himalayan mountain system. The mountain system can be classified into four distinct ranges:-

I. The low mountain range.
This mountain range runs along the Assam-Nagaland border and is composed of rather low hills of altitude less than 1000m. This range starts from Jalukie in Peren.

II. The Middle mountain range.
This mountain system consists of many ranges and some small lateral offshoots which run in an east-west direction. It is covered with thick forests and forms the source of many perennial streams and rivers of Nagaland.


III. The Patkai mountain range.
This mountain system forms the international boundary between India and Myanmar. The highest peak of this range is Saramati which is 12000 ft in height.

IV. The Barail mountain range.
This mountain range runs in an East-West direction and becomes progressively lower from east to west.
This mountain system extends from Nagaland to Manipur and from Manipur to Meghalaya.

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