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M on av Ot Co U ga iM t s. iver bR Grootfontein Waterberg Plateau 20°S I as t Konigstein 8,550 ft. (2,606 m) B s. (2,202 m) R i ver ch 75 150 mi. Mt. Brukkaros 5,259 ft. (1,603 m) Hu ib 0 75 25°S Fish Rive r T Lu/deritz 0 Schwarz Mountains Canyon R AT L A N T I C OCEAN K A L A H A R I D E S E R T 25°E Namibia Great Karas Mountains International border Peak g e R iv er 15°E coastal Namib Desert, the central plateau, the southeastern Kalahari Desert, and the northeastern woodland savannah.
A mixture of marshes, mud flats, and reed beds, it provides a habitat for water birds as well as 28 the last wild herds of water buffalo in Nepal. Three other wetlands designated as significant by Nepal’s government are Ghodaghodi Tal, Beeshazar Tal, and the Jagdishpur Reservoir. All three are biodiverse habitats for birds, fish, and reptiles. 10 MOUNTAINS AND VOLCANOES e complex mountain mass within Nepal’s borders contains seven of the world’s ten highest peaks. Six of them are more than 7,924 meters (26,000 feet) above sea level.
E soil of these polders is marshy and too wet to be used for cultivation, but it may be used for grazing livestock. Polders do not necessarily lie below sea level, although most of them do. 7 meters (22 feet) below sea level. In areas of young marine clay and along the rivers, many polders lie above the average sea level; consequently, it is not always necessary to pump the water out. Almost half of the land area of the Netherlands is made up of polders. e highest point is Vaalserberg (321 meters/1,053 feet) in the hills of the South Limburg Plateau on the German border.