Kakshaal Too

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Kakshaal Too
Кокшаал Тоо
Highest point
Peak Jengish Chokusu
Elevation 7,439 m (24,406 ft)
Dimensions
Length 582 km (362 mi) E-W
Width 54 km (34 mi) N-S
Naming
Etymology in Kyrgyz "Какшаал" meaning wild, severe, and "Тоо" - mountains
Native name Какшаал Тоо
Geography
Country Kyrgyzstan, China

The Kakshaal Too (Kyrgyz: Какшаал Тоо, also Kokshaal Too) is a large mountain range in the Central Tien-Shan. It stretches for a length of 582 km (in Kyrgyzstan) between Kyrgyzstan and China. The highest point in the range is Jengish Chokusu (7,439 metres (24,406 ft)). The range is mainly composed of limestones, siltstones, sandstones, conglomerates, and argillites of Paleozoic intruded by granites, granosyenite, and syenite. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Иссык-Куль. Нарын:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Issyk-Kul and Naryn Oblasts] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1994. p. 512. ISBN 5-89750-009-6. 

Coordinates: 41°40′12″N 79°00′00″E / 41.67000°N 79.00000°E / 41.67000; 79.00000