Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Pamir, the plateau forming a point of union between the mountain-systems of the Tien-Shan, the Himalaya, and the Hindu Kush. It is about 1,300 feet above the sea, but the ranges that intersect it are often 1,000 or 2,000 feet higher. Within recent years much interest has attached to the Pamirs, on account of the Russian claims to a portion of it.