UPSC PRELIMS 2020 : Kajin Sara lake – World’s Highest Lake

Kajin Sara lake - World’s Highest Lake

Topic : Kajin Sara lake – World’s Highest Lake

Topic in Syllabus: Ecology & Environment

 

Context:

Kajin Sara lake - World’s Highest Lake

A newly-discovered lake “Kajin Sara” in Manang district of Nepal is likely to set a new record of being the world’s highest lake replacing Tilicho.

 

Lake Kajin Sara:

  • The lake was discovered about a few months ago.
  • It is located at Singarkharka area of Chame rural municipality.
  • The lake is located at an altitude of 5,200 metres (yet to be officially verified).
  • It is estimated to be 1,500-metre-long and 600-metre-wide.
  • The lake would be the world’s highest lake if its altitude of 5000-plus metres is officially verified.

 

Lake Tilcho :

  • Tilicho is situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres in the Himalayan nation and currently holding the title of World’s highest lake.
  • The Tilicho lake, situated at an altitude of 4,919 metres, is 4 km long, 1.2 km wide and around 200 metres deep.

 

Sample Question:

Kajin Sara lake is located in which country?

a. India

b. Nepal

c. Bhutan

d. Pakistan

Answer: b