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The Himalayan states are a group of countries straddling the Himalayan mountain range in Asia. The area is divided between the Western Himalaya and the Eastern Himalaya. Two sovereign states, Nepal and Bhutan, are located almost entirely within the mountain range. The range also covers the southern Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, the Indian Himalayan states of North and Northeast India and northern Pakistan.[1]

Himalayan states and regions
Countries Nepal Nepal
Bhutan Bhutan
India India
China China
Pakistan Pakistan

The inhabitants of this region are mostly of Indo-Aryan or Tibeto-Burman descent while the main religions are Buddhism and Hinduism.[2]

Some of the world's major trans-boundary rivers originate in the Himalayas, including the Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Irrawaddy.[3]

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  1. ^ Bishop, Barry. "Himalayas (mountains, Asia)". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Chatterjee, Shiba. "Himalayas (mountains, Asia)". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 5 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "International Conflict over Water Resources in Himalayan Asia - R. Wirsing, C. Jasparro, D. Stoll - Google Books". Retrieved 2016-05-22.