Gissar Range

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Gissar Range
ru. Гиссарский хребет
tg. Қаторкӯҳи Ҳисор
uz. Hisor tizmasi
Anzob mountains.jpg
View of the Anzob Pass across the Hissar Range with the Zarafshan Range in the background
Highest point
PeakKhazret Sultan (former Peak of the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party)
Elevation4,643 m (15,233 ft)
Coordinates38°55′N 68°15′E / 38.917°N 68.250°E / 38.917; 68.250Coordinates: 38°55′N 68°15′E / 38.917°N 68.250°E / 38.917; 68.250
Geography
Gissar Range ru. Гиссарский хребет tg. Қаторкӯҳи Ҳисор uz. Hisor tizmasi is located in Tajikistan
Gissar Range ru. Гиссарский хребет tg. Қаторкӯҳи Ҳисор uz. Hisor tizmasi
Location in Tajikistan
CountryTajikistan, Uzbekistan
Parent rangePamir Mountains

Gissar Range (Russian: Гиссарский хребет; Tajik: Қаторкӯҳи Ҳисор, Qatorköhi Hisor; Uzbek: Hisor tizmasi; also known as Hissar or Hisor Range) is a mountain range in Central Asia, in the western part of the Pamir-Alay system, stretching over 200 km in the general east-west direction across the territory of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

Geography[edit]

The Gissar Range lies south of the Zeravshan Range, extending north of Dushanbe through Tajikistan's Gissar District of the Districts of Republican Subordination and reaching Uzbekistan at the north tip of Surkhandarya Province.[1] The highest point in the Gissar Range at 4,643 meters (15,233 ft) is located in Uzbekistan on the border with Tajikistan, just north-west of Dushanbe. Formerly known as Peak of the 22nd Congress of the Communist Party, the Khazret Sultan is also the highest point in all Uzbekistan. The Gissar Range is composed of crystalline rocks, schist, and sandstone, punctured by granite intrusions.[2]

Nature

Hissar (Gissar) Valley, which encompasses the Shirkent National Park is a 3,000 hectares (7,400 acres) reserve, which is expected to be expanded to some 30,000 hectares (74,000 acres) in the coming years, has an unusually high concentration of sites of historical and scientific interest.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlas of the Soviet Central Asian Republics, Geodesy and Cartography Authority, Moscow, 1988, in Russian.
  2. ^ Big Soviet Encyclopedia, on-line edition, accessed April 16, 2008.
  3. ^ Hissar Mountain Range, accessed December 1, 2016.