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Town and Jamoat
Anzob is located in Tajikistan
Location in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 39°9′57″N 68°49′26″E / 39.16583°N 68.82389°E / 39.16583; 68.82389Coordinates: 39°9′57″N 68°49′26″E / 39.16583°N 68.82389°E / 39.16583; 68.82389
Country  Tajikistan
Province Sughd
District Aini District
 • Total 7,016
Time zone TJT (UTC+5)

Anzob (Tajik: Анзоб) is a town and jamoat in north-west Tajikistan. It is located in Aini District in Sughd province in the Zarafshan Range, about 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Dushanbe.[1] The jamoat has a total population of 7,016.[2] It is located on the M34 highway and in the Yaghnob River valley. Anzob has a mining and beneficiation complex.[3]

Anzob Pass[edit]

Near the Anzob Pass

The Anzob Pass to the south, about 90 kilometres (56 mi) north of Dushanbe at roughly 11,000 feet (3,400 m), is one of the most treacherous mountain passes of Central Asia.[4] On October 23, 1997, an avalanche killed 46 people, burying 15 trucks and cars.[4] The avalanche was so large that it took two weeks for the would-be rescuers to reach the victims.[4] Due to the importance of the route connecting the north to south and its level of danger, the 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) Anzob Tunnel was built, completed in 2006.[5] Construction was delayed due to electricity faults and other problems.[6]


  1. ^ Middleton, Robert; Thomas, Huw; Whitlock, Monica; Hauser, Markus (30 June 2008). Tajikistan and the High Pamirs: A Companion and Guide. Odyssey. p. 127. ISBN 978-962-217-773-4. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "List of Jamoats". UN Coordination, Tajikistan. Archived from the original on July 16, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2009. 
  3. ^ Ukraine Mining Laws and Regulations Handbook: Strategic Information, Basic Laws and Regulations. Int'l Business Publications. 4 February 2013. p. 246. ISBN 978-1-4387-7840-2. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Davis, Lee (1 January 2009). Natural Disasters. Infobase Publishing. p. 21. ISBN 978-1-4381-1878-9. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  5. ^ Abdullaev, Kamoludin; Akbarzaheh, Shahram (27 April 2010). Historical Dictionary of Tajikistan. Scarecrow Press. p. 61. ISBN 978-0-8108-6061-2. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  6. ^ Jonson, Lena (3 October 2006). Tajikistan in the New Central Asia: Geopolitics, Great Power Rivalry and Radical Islam. I.B.Tauris. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-84511-293-6. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 

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