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 (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.


(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)


(ˌkɑr əˈkɔr əm, ˌkær-)

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.
The Karakorum Mountains, into which the Karakorum Highway was built (using 1960s and 1970s technology, taking 20 years to complete), and the Pamir Mountains where the Wakhan corridor lies are in the same area with similar topography.
The Karakorum International University of GB has done a commendable research work and published articles on various topics of indigenous interest but this is limited.
The Chief Minister said establishment of Karakorum International University (KIU) campus and Chilas Cadet College in Diamer will pave way for promotion of education in the region.
Meera Jani a part of highest peak based mountain, together with its lower part of hills known as Ayubia, Nathiagali, Changla Gali, Thandiani, Berangali, received more than three feet snow just only a few vehicles were seen playing on main Karakorum Highway (KKHW) leading to Naran, and Kaghan Valleys of Hazara.
The president was addressing the inauguration ceremony of Hunza campus of Karakorum International University here.
Petrov left for Pakistan's Karakorum mountain chain nearly a month ago, along with Slavi Nestorov, but there is no information whether the younger of the two has also stepped on the top.
CAS Karakorum Ski Championship and Malam Jabba International Alpine Ski Cup, both international events were held at the enchanting resort of Malam Jabba, Swat.
It has prominent three mountainous ranges Karakorum, Himalaya and Hindu-Kush which having vulnerable glacial lakes which poses direct threat to low lying community of Gilgit Baltistan in form of glacial lake outburst flooding (GLOF) and flash floods.
Three passenger trains Karakorum Express, Karachi Express and Green Line Express had been running with coaches having modern amenities.
The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet considered and approved the proposal submitted by Ministry of Communications for the grant of exemption from customs duties, levies and other relevant taxes for import of equipment and construction material to contractors for the completion of two early harvest projects of Karakorum Highway (KKH) phase II (Thakot to Havellian section) and Karachi-Lahore Motorway (Sukkar to Multan Section) under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
For Sher Afzart, a shop owner in northern Pakistan's Hunza Valley, the Karakorum Highway is what he owes his livelihood to.