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How old are the Karakoram Mountains?

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How old are the Karakoram Mountains?

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The Karakoram Mountain Range spans around 300 miles. The mountains border regions like Tajikistan, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. It sprawls from Afghanistan into Central and South Asia.

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The Karakoram Mountains formed around 40 to 50 million years ago during the Cenozoic Era and are, thus, 40 to 50 million years old.

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