The Hindu Kush is a 500-mile mountain range stretching between north-western Pakistan and eastern and central Afghanistan. The highest point in the Hindu Kush is Tirich Mir (7,708 m or 25,289 ft) in the Chitral region of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. It is the westernmost extension of the Pamir Mountains, the Karakoram Range, and is a sub-range of the Himalayas. It is also calculated to be the geographic center of population of the world.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_Kush Id like to hear any debate about it being the 'center of population.' For who? Why is it 'Hindu' when its not in India rather on the western & eastern border of Pakistan and Afghanistan respectively. And what does 'Kush' mean? In my dialect i think it could mean happiness? TIA.