What happened at Attabad Lake?

What happened at Attabad Lake?

The lake was formed when Attabad Village in Hunza Valley in Gilgit−Baltistan had a landslide, 14 kilometres (9 mi) upstream (east) of Karimabad that occurred on 4 January 2010. The landslide killed twenty people and blocked the flow of the Hunza River for five months.

Why is Attabad Lake Blue?

The lake was formed in 2010 when massive landslides blocked the flow of river causing a nearby village to be submerged and traffic disturbed for several months. The lake is a famous tourist site for its clear blue water and the nearby majestic mountains.

Which lake was created in January 2010 by a landslide?

Attabad Lake
In the Gojal Valley (Gilgit Baltistan) of Pakistan lies the very stunning Attabad Lake, which was created by a natural disaster in the year 2010.

How deep is the Attabad Lake?

Attabad Lake/Max depth

Which is the deepest lake in Pakistan?

Karambar Lake

Kurumbar Lake کرمبر جھیل
Max. width 2 km (1.2 mi)
Surface area 2,634,400 m2 (28,356,000 sq ft)
Average depth 52 m (171 ft)
Surface elevation 4,272 meters (14,016 ft)

Which is the biggest lake of Pakistan?

Manchar Lake
Pakistan is home to many natural and man made lakes and reservoirs. The largest lake in Pakistan is the Manchar Lake, which is also the largest lake in South Asia. The lake is spread over an area of over 260 square kilometres (100 square miles).

How was Hunza Valley formed?

The rather breathtaking Hunza Valley formed due to glacial action during the last ice age. The action of the retreating glacier also carved out the enormous valley between the surrounding mountains. The geography of the region also roughly divides the gorgeous valley into three distinct subdivisions.

Is Attabad Lake Shrinking?

Attabad lake shrinking rapidly, the artificial lake decreased in last two years, experts says the the flow of Hunza river eroded the spillway, if the speed continues, water from the lake will discharge completely in next few years.

Does Attabad Lake have fish?

The lake contains about 50,000 fish, mainly trout, which Iqbal sells raw for 1,200 rupees per kg and cooked for 1,800 rupees. He charges 2,000 rupees per kg for fish caught by boat, which visitors can take out on the water. A recent report from the U.N.

What do the Hunzas eat?

Their Diet Apricots, cherries, grapes, plums, and peaches are all cultivated by the Hunza. They also eat a lot of grains — wheat, barley, and millet — and chapati, their daily bread.

When was Mohd Khan declared the king of Hunza?


Reign Mirs of Hunza
15 September 1892 – 22 July 1938 Mohammad Nazim Khan KCIE
22 July 1938 – 1945 Mohammad Ghazan Khan II
? 1945 – 25 September 1974 Mohammad Jamal Khan
25 September 1974 – Princely State of Hunza was dissolved and declared part of Northern Areas

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