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Pamir

(Encyclopedia)Pamir pəmērˈ, pä– [key] or Pamirs, mountainous region of central Asia, located mainly in Tajikistan and extending into NE Afghanistan and SW Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China; called the ...

Ismoili Somoni Peak

(Encyclopedia)Ismoili Somoni Peak, 24,590 ft (7,495 m) high, NW Tajikistan, in the Pamir; the highest point in Tajikistan. Originally called Garmo Peak, it was determined (1932–33) the highest peak in the USSR an...

Gorno-Badakhshan

(Encyclopedia)Gorno-Badakhshan gôrˈnə-bädäkhshänˈ, –bədəkhshänˈ [key] or Badakhshan, Tajik Kuhistoni Badakhshon, autonomous province (1991 est. pop. 167,100), c.24,600 sq mi (63,710 sq km), roughly con...

Khorugh

(Encyclopedia)Khorugh khərôkˈ [key], city (1991 pop. 20,318), capital of Gorno-Badakhshan, E Tajikistan, in the Pamir. Khorugh produces shoes, metal goods, building materials, and processed food. ...

Kara-Kul

(Encyclopedia)Kara-Kul käˌrə-ko͞ol [key], mountain lake, c.140 sq mi (360 sq km), Gorno-Badakhshan, E Tajikistan, in the Pamir, near the Chinese border. It is c.12,840 ft (3,900 m) above sea level, and its grea...

Tian Shan

(Encyclopedia)Tian Shan or Tien Shan both: tēĕn shän [key] [Chin.,=celestial mountains], mountain system of central Asia, extending c.1,500 mi (2,410 km) from the Pamir Mts., Tajikistan, NE through the Xinjiang ...

Trans-Alai

(Encyclopedia)Trans-Alai trăns-älīˈ, trănz– [key], mountain range, central Asia, a part of the Pamir-Alai mountain system. The Trans-Alai extends 155 mi (249 km) W from China to form the border between Kyrgy...

Basmachi

(Encyclopedia)Basmachi bäsmäˈchē [key], revolt against Communist rule in Central Asia by Muslims and bandits, 1917–30. The Basmachi fought a guerrilla war against the Red Army, leading uprisings in the Fergan...

Sarez, Lake

(Encyclopedia)Sarez, Lake, 37 mi (60 km) long, on the Murgab River, E central Tajikistan, in the Pamir 80 mi (129 km) NE of Khorugh. Sarez was formed (1911) when an earthquake caused a landslide that destroyed Usoi...

Faizabad, city, Afghanistan

(Encyclopedia)Faizabad or Feyzabad both : fīˈzəbăd, fīzäbädˈ [key], city (1992 est. pop. 9,098), capital of Badakhshan prov., NE Afghanistan, on the Kokcha River. The chief commercial and administrative cen...

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