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Leh, Leh District, Ladakh, 0194101, India (34.16420 77.58481)

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Name: Leh topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 34.12420 77.54481 34.20420 77.62481
Minimum elevation: 3,184 m
Maximum elevation: 5,744 m
Average elevation: 3,853 m


Leh is located at an average elevation of about 3500 metres, which means that only one crop a year can be grown there, while two can be grown at Khalatse. By the time crops are being sown at Leh in late May, they are already half-grown at Khalatse. The main crop is grim (naked barley - Hordeum vulgare L. var. nudum Hook. f., which is an ancient form of domesticated barley with an easier to remove hull) - from which tsampa, the staple food in Ladakh, is made. The water for agriculture of Ladakh comes from the Indus, which runs low in March and April when barley-fields have the greatest need for irrigation.

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