mountain pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan
The Khyber Pass (also called the Khaiber Pass or Khaybar Pass) (Urdu: Ø¯Ø±Û Ø®ÛŒØ¨Ø±) is a pass between Pakistan and Afghanistan; National Border Pass (International). It is the National Pass of Pakistan, and connects the frontiers of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, to Afghanistan.
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|Elevation||1,070 m (3,510 ft)|
|Traversed by||N-5 National Highway; Khyber Pass Railway|
|Location||Between Landi Kotal and Jamrud|
|Range||Spīn Ghar (Safēd Kōh)|
|Coordinates||34°04′33″N 71°12′14″E / 34.07570°N 71.20394°ECoordinates: 34°04′33″N 71°12′14″E / 34.07570°N 71.20394°E|
Throughout history it has been an important trade route between Central Asia and South Asia, and a strategic military pass. The actual summit of the pass is 5 kilometers inside Pakistan at Landi Kotal. The pass cuts through the Safed Koh mountains which are a far southeastern extension of the Hindu Kush range.the height of the khyber pass is 1,070m and width is 140m.
The area around the Pass is inhabited by a number of Pashtun tribes, especially the Afridis.