Nurak

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Nurak
Nurak is located in Tajikistan
Nurak
Nurak
Location in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 38°23′N 69°19′E / 38.383°N 69.317°E / 38.383; 69.317
CountryFlag of Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
ProvinceKhatlon
Population
 (2008)
 • Total18,950 (est)

Nurak (Tajik: Норак) is a city in the Khatlon province of Tajikistan. It is situated on the Vakhsh River, 885 m above sea level, and is 70 km southeast of Dushanbe, the capital. It has a population of 18,950 (2008 estimate).[1]

The city was founded in 1960 alongside the construction of Nurek Dam, which was completed in 1980.

The city also has a military area housing personnel working at the nearby optical satellite tracking facility, the Okno ("Window") complex[2].

References

  1. ^ "Tajikistan". World Gazetteer. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 9 February 2008.
  2. ^ https://fas.org/spp/military/program/track/okno.pdf Sourcebook on the Okno and Krona Space Surveillance Systems

Coordinates: 38°23′N 69°19′E / 38.383°N 69.317°E / 38.383; 69.317