Kyrgyz Ala-Too Range

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Kyrgyz Ala-Too
Kyrgyzstan Mounts Kyrgyz Ala Too 001.jpg
Highest point
Peak Alamyudyun Peak
Elevation 4,855 m (15,928 ft)
Dimensions
Length 454 km (282 mi) E-W
Width 40 km (25 mi) N-S
Naming
Native name Кыргыз Ала-Тоосу
Geography
Countries Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
State/Province Chuy Province
Range coordinates 42°30′N 74°35′E / 42.5°N 74.58°E / 42.5; 74.58Coordinates: 42°30′N 74°35′E / 42.5°N 74.58°E / 42.5; 74.58
Geology
Type of rock Meganticline

The Kyrgyz Ala-Too (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Ала-Тоосу, also Kyrgyz Alatau, Kyrgyz Range) is a large range in the North Tien-Shan. It stretches for a total length of 454 km from the west-end of Issyk-Kul to the town Taraz in Kazakhstan. It runs in the east-west direction, separating Chuy Valley from Kochkor Valley, Suusamyr Valley, and Talas Valley. Talas Ala-Too Range adjoins the Kyrgyz Ala-Too in vicinity of Töö Ashuu Pass. The western part of Kyrgyz Ala-Too serves as a natural border between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Чүй облусу:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Chuy Oblast] (in Kyrgyz and Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Encyclopedia. 1994. p. 718. ISBN 5-89750-083-5.