Vorukh

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Vorukh
Ворух
Jamoat
Vorukh is located in Tajikistan
Vorukh
Vorukh
Location in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 39°51′12″N 70°34′37″E / 39.85333°N 70.57694°E / 39.85333; 70.57694Coordinates: 39°51′12″N 70°34′37″E / 39.85333°N 70.57694°E / 39.85333; 70.57694
Country  Tajikistan
Province Sughd
District Isfara District
Population
 • Total 23,121
Time zone TJT (UTC+5)

Vorukh is a jamoat in northern Tajikistan. It is located in Isfara District in Sughd province. The jamoat has a total population of 23,121.[1]

History and Territorial Conflicts[edit]

Vorukh is the name of a village and one of two exclaves of Tajikistan within the Batken Province of Kyrgyzstan. There are three Tajik enclaves (including one in Uzbekistan), which were products of several border adjustments during the Stalin regime of the 1920s to 1950s. Because of inherent territorial restrictions, violent conflicts have been sporadic, as logistical complications within this densely populated and impoverished region have also given rise to economic concern. The location of the border of the enclave is disputed by the Tajik and Kyrgyz governments.[2]

Climate[edit]

Köppen-Geiger climate classification system classifies its climate as dry-summer continental (Dsa).[3]

Climate data for Vorukh
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0
(32)
2.1
(35.8)
8.6
(47.5)
17
(63)
22.4
(72.3)
27.9
(82.2)
30.7
(87.3)
29.7
(85.5)
24.8
(76.6)
17
(63)
8.5
(47.3)
2.3
(36.1)
15.92
(60.72)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.2
(24.4)
−2.1
(28.2)
4.1
(39.4)
11.4
(52.5)
16
(61)
20.6
(69.1)
23
(73)
21.8
(71.2)
16.7
(62.1)
10.3
(50.5)
3.6
(38.5)
−1.5
(29.3)
9.98
(49.93)
Average low °C (°F) −8.3
(17.1)
−6.3
(20.7)
−0.3
(31.5)
5.9
(42.6)
9.7
(49.5)
13.3
(55.9)
15.4
(59.7)
13.9
(57)
8.7
(47.7)
3.7
(38.7)
−1.3
(29.7)
−5.2
(22.6)
4.1
(39.39)
Precipitation mm (inches) 53
(2.09)
51
(2.01)
79
(3.11)
71
(2.8)
69
(2.72)
21
(0.83)
11
(0.43)
4
(0.16)
6
(0.24)
40
(1.57)
39
(1.54)
51
(2.01)
495
(19.51)
Source: Climate-Data.org (altitude: 1379m)[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Jamoats". UN Coordination, Tajikistan. Retrieved April 4, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Small Exclave Spells Big Problems For Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan". Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty. Retrieved January 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Climate: Vorukh - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 

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