Trans-Alay Range

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Trans-Alay Range
Alai Valley 1.jpg
Trans-Alay Range and Alay Valley
Highest point
Peak Lenin Peak
Elevation 7,134 m (23,406 ft)
Dimensions
Length 250 km (160 mi) E-W
Width 40 km (25 mi) N-S
Naming
Native name Чоң Алай кырка тоосу
Geography
Country Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
State/Province Osh Province
Type of rock

Composed of limestone and schist

of Paleozoic and Mesozoic

The Trans-Alay Range (also Trans Alai) is the northernmost range of the Pamir Mountains, where the Pamirs and the Tian Shan come together. They form the border between Osh Province, Kyrgyzstan and Gorno-Badakshan province, Tajikistan. To the north is the Alay Valley and to the south, the Muksu River. The highest peak in the range is Lenin Peak.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ошская область:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Osh Oblast] (in Russian). Frunze: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1987. p. 448.