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Karakoram Highway

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Karakoram Highway
Route information
Part of G314
Maintained by NHA, SASAC
Length1,300 km (810 mi)
Pakistan: 887 km (551 mi)
China: 413 km (257 mi)
HistoryCompleted in 1979, open to the public since 1986
Major junctions
North endKashgar, Xinjiang, China
Major intersectionsN-5
South endHasan Abdal, Punjab, Pakistan
Major citiesHasanabdal, Abbottabad, Thakot, Chilas, Gilgit, Aliabad, Sust, mandi gobindgarh, Kashgar
Highway system

The Karakoram Highway is a road that connects China and Pakistan. It runs through the Karakoram range. It is about 1300 km long, and runs from Kashgar in China, to Hasan Abdal in Pakistan. Because it runs through the mountains, it is also a popular tourist attraction.