Takht E Sulaiman (Mountain)

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The Sulaiman Mountains ( Balochi/Urdu/Persian: کوه سليمان‎‎), or Kōh-e Sulaymān, are the southern extension of the Hindu Kush mountain system, located in the Zabul, Kandahar and Loya Paktia regions of Afghanistan, and in the southern Federally Administered Tribal Areas (South Waziristan and Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan), most of northern  Balochistan , and some of southwestern Punjab and  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa  in  Pakistan Pakistan. The Sulaimans form the eastern edge of the Iranian Plateau where the  Indus River  separates it from the Subcontinent. Bordering the Sulaimans to the north are the arid highlands of Central Hindu Kush or Paropamisadae, whose heights extend up to 6,000 metres (20,000 ft).[1] NASA Earth - Observatory In Frontier Region  Dera Ismail Khan , the highest peak of the Sulaimans is Takht-e-Sulaiman or "Throne of Solomon" at 3,487 metres (11,440 ft). In  Balochistan , its highest peak is Zarghun Ghar at 3,578 metres (11,739 ft) near  Quetta  city; while the second-highest is Khilafat Hill at 3,475 metres (11,401 ft) in  Ziarat district and is famous for large juniperus macropoda forests in its surroundings.[2] battles survival - Dawn

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Location: Zabul, Kandahar and Loya Paktia, Afghanistan South Waziristan, Frontier Region Dera Ismail Khan, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Nickname: Throne of Solomon
History: The Sulaiman Mountains are a major geological feature of northern Balochistan province of Pakistan and Zabul province of Afghanistan. It is the bordering region between the Iranian Plateau and the Indian subcontinent, located to the east of the Lut Desert and to the west of the Indus River.
Type: Mountain
Local Language Name: تخت ای سلیمان
Coordinates : 30°30"N 70°10"E
Details
Elevation: 3,487 m (11,440 ft)
Isolation: 261 kilometres (162 mi)
Listing: List of mountains in Pakistan
Geography: he Sulaiman range runs north in Loya Paktia and meets the Spin Ghar range northeast of Gardez in Paktia province. To the northwest, the Sulamains merge beyond Loya Paktia into the Koh-i-Baba range. To the east, the Sulaimans enter the districts of Dera Ghazi Khan in Punjab and Dera Ismail Khan in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , and approaches the Indus River near Mithankot in the Rajanpur District of Punjab .
Parent Range: Hindu Kush
Sulaiman Range : Hindu Kush
Other Name: Throne of Solomon
Measurement: 3,487 metres (11,440 ft)


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The Sulaiman Mountains are a major geological feature of northern  Balochistan  province of  Pakistan  and Zabul province of Afghanistan. It is the bordering region between the Iranian Plateau and the Indian subcontinent, located to the east of the Lut Desert and to the west of the Indus River. Bordering the Sulaiman Range to the north are the arid highlands of the Hindu Kush, with more than 50 percent of the lands there lying above 2,000 m (6,500 feet). The highest peak of Sulaiman Mountains is Takht-e-Sulaiman, 3,487 metres (11,440 ft) in  Balochistan ,  Pakistan . In comparison, the highest point in Balochistan, at 3,578 metres (11,739 ft), is Koh-i-Zarghoon in the Zarghoon Mountains in Quetta.[3] www - flickr.com The Sulaiman Range,  and the high plateau to the west and southwest of it, helps form a natural barrier against the humid winds that blow from the Indian Ocean, creating arid conditions across Southern Afghanistan to the north. In contrast, the relatively flat and low-lying Indus Delta is situated due east and south of the Sulaiman Mountains. This lush delta is prone to heavy flooding and is mostly uncultivated wilderness.[4] Takht e Sulaimani - History

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The Sulaiman range runs north in Loya Paktia and meets the Spin Ghar range northeast of Gardez in Paktia province. To the northwest, the Sulamains merge beyond Loya Paktia into the Koh-i-Baba range. To the east, the Sulaimans enter the districts of  Dera Ghazi Khan  in  Punjab  and  Dera Ismail Khan  in  Khyber Pakhtunkhwa , and approaches the  Indus River  near Mithankot in the Rajanpur District of  Punjab . The eastern slopes drop very quickly to the  Indus River , but towards west, the mountain range drops gradually in Kandahar southwest into Helmand and the Sistan Basin.Rivers that flow out from the Sulaimans include the Gomal River which flows eastward into the Indus River, and the Dori River and other small tributaries of the Arghandab River, which flows southwestward into the Helmand River.The Sulaiman Range[5] www - multimap.com and the high plateau to the west of it, helps form a natural barrier against the humid winds that blow from the Indian Ocean, creating arid conditions across southern and central Afghanistan to the west and north. In contrast, the relatively flat and low-lying Indus delta is situated due east and south of the Sulaimans. This lush delta is prone to heavy flooding and is mostly uncultivated wilderness.

Legends about Takht-e-Sulaiman

In the Pashtun and Gandhara legend, one of the highest peaks of the Takht-i Sulaiman ("Throne of Solomon"), 3,382 metres (11,096 ft) high, is associated with Prophet Solomon. Ibn Battuta names it Koh-i Sulaiman.[6] observatory - nasa.gov It is related that Prophet Solomon climbed this mountain and looked out over the land of South Asia, which was then covered with darkness, but he turned back without descending into this new frontier, and left only the mountain which is named after him (from Ibn Battuta). According to another legend, Noah's Ark alighted in the Takht-i Sulaiman after the Deluge.One legend says that Qais Abdur Rashid, said to be the legendary ancestor of the Pashtun nation, is buried on top of Takht-e-Sulaiman, locally known as Da Kasī Ghar (د کسي غر, "Mount of Qais"), located near the village of Darazinda in Frontier Region  Dera Ismail Khan  of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, close to the border with both South Waziristan and  Zhob ,  Balochistan . The legend has it that from there, his different descendants migrated west, north, and south. Some people visit the place and make animal sacrifices, usually a sheep or a goat, at the tomb of Qais to help feed the poor. A trip to the mountain is undertaken mostly in summer, since from late November until March the snowfall makes it difficult to climb.[7] SHARIAT - TASAWWUF Al-Biruni, who himself lived a large part of his life in Ghazni located just northwest of the Sulaimans, writes of the mountains in his memoirs as being the western frontier mountains of Asia and the homeland of an Ajami ("non-Arab") or Persian tribe known as the Pashtuns.