|Location||Gissar Range, Fann Mountains|
|Primary inflows||Sarytag, Khazormech, Serima|
|Primary outflows||Iskander Darya|
|Surface area||3.4 km²|
|Max. depth||72 m|
|Surface elevation||2195 m|
Iskanderkul is a mountain lake of glacial origin in Tajikistan's Sughd Province. It lies at an altitude of 2195 m on the northern slopes of the Gissar Range in the Fann Mountains. Triangular in shape, it has a surface area of 3.4 km2 and is up to 72 m deep. Claimed to be one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the former Soviet Union, it is a popular tourist destination.
A 300 km2 tract of land including the lake and surrounding mountains has been designated a nature reserve. As well as the lake itself, habitats found in the reserve include rivers, water meadows, broad-leaved and juniper forests, mountain shrubland and sub-alpine meadows. Over half of the reserve, comprising 177 km2, has been identified by BirdLife International as an Important Bird Area because it supports significant numbers of the populations of various bird species, either as residents, or as breeding or passage migrants. These include Himalayan Snowcocks, Saker Falcons, Cinereous Vultures, Yellow-billed Choughs, Hume's Larks, Sulphur-bellied Warblers, Wallcreepers, White-tailed Rubythroats, White-winged Redstarts, White-winged Snowfinches, Alpine Accentors, Rufous-streaked Accentors, Brown Accentors, Water Pipits, Fire-fronted Serins, Plain Mountain-finches, Crimson-winged Finches, Red-mantled Rosefinches and White-winged Grosbeaks.
- "Iskanderkul lake and mountains". Important Bird Areas factsheet. BirdLife International. 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-31.
- Lake Iskanderkul, Big Soviet Encyclopedia on Yandex (Russian).
- Lake Iskanderkul — the heart of the Fann Mountains (Russian).
- Photo of Lake Iskanderkul on Panoramio.
- Lake Iskanderkul: photo gallery.
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