Trans-Ili Alatau

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Ile Alatau
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Ile Alatau as seen from Almaty International Airport
Highest point
Peak Talgar Peak
Elevation 4,973 m (16,316 ft)
Dimensions
Length 350 km (220 mi) E-W
Naming
Native name Іле Алатауы in Kazakh
Geography
Countries Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
Range coordinates 43°03′N 77°15′E / 43.05°N 77.25°E / 43.05; 77.25Coordinates: 43°03′N 77°15′E / 43.05°N 77.25°E / 43.05; 77.25

Ile Alatau (Kazakh: Іле Алатауы, Ile Alatauy), (Russian: Заилийский Алатау, Zailiysky Alatau), also spelt as Trans-Ili Alatau, etc., is a part of the Northern Tian Shan mountain system (ancient Mount Imeon) in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It is the northernmost mountain range of Tian Shan stretching for about 350 km with maximal elevation of 4,973m (Talgar Peak). The term "Alatau" refers to a kind of mountains. The range is bounded from the north by the Ili Depression of the Ili River, hence the name.

The former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty, is located at the foot of the range.

Peak Robeson[edit]

A mountain summit in the western Tian Shan and Ile Ala-Tau mountains is named after the late African-American entertainer and activist, Paul Robeson who advocated the U.S.-Soviet friendship.[1]

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Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner -Editors of Freedomways, Freedomways Press, page 99"