Bolan Pass

Bolan Pass

[boh-lahn]
noun
a mountain pass in W Pakistan. About 60 miles (97 km) long.
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Bolan Pass (bəʊˈlɑːn)
 
n
a mountain pass in W central Pakistan through the Brahui Range, between Sibi and Quetta, rising to 1800 m (5900 ft)

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bolan pass

important natural gateway through the Central Brahui Range in Balochistan province, Pakistan, connecting Sibi with Quetta by road and railway. For centuries it has been a route for traders, invaders, and nomadic tribes between India and higher Asia. It comprises a series of long, narrow valleys or gorges and extends for 55 miles (89 km) from Rindli in the south to Darwaza near Kolpur in the north. Its widest point (16 miles [26 km]) is in the Laleji Plain south of Mach. The Nari-Bolan Canal Project provides for the irrigation of about 24,000 acres (9,700 hectares) by means of damming the monsoon flow of the Bolan River in the Sibi Plain

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