Karatag River

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The Karatag or Qoratagʻ is a river of northwestern Tajikistan and eastern Uzbekistan. It flows through Shirkent National Park and flows down the south slopes of the Gissar Range mountain range.[1] Large seismic landslides occur in the river basin and it also contains several glacial lakes.[2][3] It is an inflow to the Surkhandaria River.[4] Zambar River and the Diakhandara River are tributaries, the latter of which meets the Karatag at the Diakhandara Glacier.


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Coordinates: 38°18′45″N 68°00′42″E / 38.3124°N 68.0118°E / 38.3124; 68.0118