Great Fergana Canal

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Great Fergana Canal near Andijan

The Great Fergana Canal was constructed in 1939 by 160,000 prisoners of Gulag system, and is 270 kilometers long. The main purpose of this canal was to irrigate the cotton fields of the Fergana Valley by the waters of Syr-Darya River.

The construction of Fergana Canal was in the focus of many prominent representatives of the Uzbek photography such as Max Penson and other Soviet photographers like Mikhail Grachev.


Official website of Max Penson. The Construction of the Grand Fergana Canal. Retrieved 2010-11-12] The Construction of the Grand Fergana Canal 1939 Photos by Mikhail Grachev

Coordinates: 40°12′N 69°54′E / 40.200°N 69.900°E / 40.200; 69.900