Karakorum


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Ka·ra·ko·rum

 (kăr′ə-kôr′əm, kär′-)
A ruined ancient Mongol city in central Mongolia. Inhabited by Turkic tribes from the first century ad, it became Genghis Khan's capital c. 1220 but was abandoned by Kublai Khan in 1267.

Karakorum

(ˌkærəˈkɔːrəm)
n
(Placename) a ruined city in Mongolia: founded in 1220 by Ghenghis Khan; destroyed by Kublai Khan when his brother rebelled against him, after Kublai Khan had moved his capital to Peking (now Beijing)

Ka•ra•ko•rum

(ˌkɑr əˈkɔr əm, ˌkær-)

n.
a ruined city in central Mongolian People's Republic: ancient capital of the Mongol Empire.
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They said they had come down from the Karakorum with their heads and horns and all.
Both the Chiefs flew in the Karakorum Eagle-03 AWACS aircraft for a surveillance mission.
ISLAMABAD -- Karakorum Explorers would arrange autumn season Photography Tour to Gilgit-Baltistan from November 01.
The China National Aero-Technology Import and Export Corp sold 35 versions of its Karakorum K-8 light attack and trainer aircraft to the air forces of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana and Sudan.
Environmentalists said that the glacial retreat on the Himalayas and the Karakorum ranges has accelerated in recent years due to increased human presence.
According to environmentalistsaACAU glacial retreat on Himalayas and Karakorum ranges has accelerated during the recent years because of human presence on the glaciers.
Samina said she took inspiration from her own small community in the rugged terrain of the Karakorum mountain range in Pakistan's extreme north.
The premier in a meeting with President China Overseas Port Holding Company Limited, Sun Ziyun said, "the government wanted to develop an airport of international standard in Gwadar and called for early completion of the repair and rehabilitation works on Karakorum Highway.
Be it Gwadar Port, upgradation of Karakorum Highway or building of roads in Gilgit- Baltistan, there are many examples of Chinese setting up strongholds in Pakistan.
The incident took place in the Chilas area of the mountainous town on Karakorum highway, the district police chief, Sher Muhammad, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Mae'r rhaglen yn dilyn dau wr dewr a gwallgof, John Silvester, un o'r paragleidwyr mwyaf blaengar yn y byd sy'n byw ger Deiniolen yng Ngwynedd, a'i gyfaill, y gwer camera, cynhyrchydd a chyfarwyddwr, Alun Hughes, wrth iddyn nhw fynd ati i geisio paragleidio o amgylch un o gopaon uchel mynyddoedd y Karakorum yng ngogledd Pakistan - y paragleidwyr cyntaf i wneud hynny.
Mae'r rhaglen yn dilyn dau we r dewr a gwallgof, John Silvester, un o'r paragleidwyr mwyaf blaengar yn y byd sy'n byw ger Deiniolen yng Ngwynedd, a'i gyfaill, y gwe r camera, cynhyrchydd a chyfarwyddwr, Alun Hughes, wrth iddyn nhw fynd ati i geisio paragleidio o amgylch un o gopaon uchel mynyddoedd y Karakorum yng ngogledd Pakistan - y paragleidwyr cyntaf i wneud hynny.