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Productions.?Among minerals, antimony, copper, lead, sulphur, and
petroleum are known to occur, and the last is being worked by the
British Government with a view to obtaining fuel for the railway.
The scarcity of water much restricts agriculture, but where this is
obtainable the usual Indian crops are raised; also apricots,
peaches, grapes, almonds, pistachio-nuts, apples, pears, plums, and
several other fruits. Camels are extensively bred by the Baltichis,
and serve as the ordinary means of transport. There are no
manufactures of any importance. Railways.?The frontier post of
Chaman communicates with the Indus valley system by two lines of
railway which branch off between Pishin and Quetta and meet again
at Sibi, not far from the entrance of the Bolan Pass. One of these,
on the broad gauge, runs through the Chapar rift to Harnai, and
descends to the plain through the Nari Pass. The other, on the
narrow gauge, passes through Quetta and descends by the Bolan Pass.
From Sibi to Jacobabad in Sind a single line on the broad gauge
crosses the Each Gandava desert. Kashmir Area, 68,000 square miles.
Population, 1,500,000 Name and Government.?Kashmir (Cashmeer) is so
called from a legendary being who is supposed to have drained the
valley. Strictly the name applies only to the far- famed Vale of
Kashmir, but it is now used to designate the whole of the state
ruled by the present Rajah. This ruler is of Rajput family,
descended from Golab Singh, an officer of Runjit Singh's, to whom
it was transferred on the annexation of the Punjab. A British
officer, the Resident, represents the Government of India at his
capital. General Features.?Kashmir consists almost wholly of lofty
table-lands, mountains, and valleys, including some of the highest
ranges of the Himalaya, and the beaut...
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