Kakshaal Too

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Kakshaal Too
Кокшаал Тоо
Jengish Chokusu from BC.jpg
Highest point
Peak Jengish Chokusu
Elevation 7,439 m (24,406 ft)
Length 582 km (362 mi) E-W
Width 54 km (34 mi) N-S
Etymology in Kyrgyz "Какшаал" meaning wild, severe, and "Тоо" - mountains
Native name Какшаал Тоо
Countries Kyrgyzstan and China

The Kakshaal Too (Kyrgyz: Какшаал Тоо, Qaqşaal Too, قاقشاال توو) is a large mountain range in the Central Tien-Shan. It stretches for a length of 582 km (in Kyrgyzstan) between Kyrgyzstan and China. The highest point in the range is Jengish Chokusu (7,439 metres (24,406 ft)). The range is mainly composed of limestones, siltstones, sandstones, conglomerates, and argillites of Paleozoic intruded by granites, granosyenite, and syenite.[1]


  1. ^ Иссык-Куль. Нарын:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Issyk-Kul and Naryn Oblasts] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Soviet Encyclopedia. 1994. p. 512. ISBN 5-89750-009-6. 

Coordinates: 41°40′12″N 79°00′00″E / 41.67000°N 79.00000°E / 41.67000; 79.00000