Ishkoshim, Tajikistan

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Ishkoshim
Ишкошим
Official seal of Ishkoshim
Seal
Ishkoshim is located in Tajikistan
Ishkoshim
Ishkoshim
Location in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 36°43′38″N 71°36′42″E / 36.72722°N 71.61167°E / 36.72722; 71.61167
Country Flag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
Province Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province
District Ishkoshim
Population [1]
 • Total 6,567

Ishkoshim (Tajik: Ишкошим), also Ishkashim (Russian: Ишкашим), is the capital of Ishkoshim District in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province in south-east Tajikistan.[2] It lies on the Panj River, at a point where its direction turns sharply north. Ishkoshim lies opposite a town of the same name in Afghanistan, although the name of the Afghan town is normally transliterated Ishkashim following Persian practice.

A bridge opened in 2006 links the two towns.[3] There are plans to reconstruct the 100-km highway connecting Ishkoshim to the provincial capital Khorugh, which has been damaged by snow avalanches.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Jamoats". UN Coordination, Tajikistan. Retrieved 8 May 2009. 
  2. ^ Location of Ishkoshim on maplandia.com. Retrieved on 8 May 2009
  3. ^ "News: Aga Khan and President Rahmonov inaugurate reconstructed bridge in Ishkashim". Asia-Plus. 2006-10-31. Retrieved 2009-05-07. 
  4. ^ Restoration of Khorugh-Ishkoshim highway, President's speech, 18 July 2008. Retrieved on 8 May 2009

Coordinates: 36°43′38″N 71°36′42″E / 36.72722°N 71.61167°E / 36.72722; 71.61167