Pamir-Alay

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Pamir-Alay
Памиро-Алай
Anzob mountains.jpg
View of the Zarafshan Range near the Anzob Pass
Highest point
PeakPik Skalisty
Elevation5,621 m (18,442 ft)
Coordinates39°30′N 71°0′E / 39.500°N 71.000°E / 39.500; 71.000Coordinates: 39°30′N 71°0′E / 39.500°N 71.000°E / 39.500; 71.000
Dimensions
Length900 km (560 mi) E/W
Width400 km (250 mi) N/S
Geography
Pamir-Alay Памиро-Алай is located in Tajikistan
Pamir-Alay Памиро-Алай
Location in Tajikistan
CountryTajikistan
Parent rangePamir Mountains

The Pamir-Alay (also Pamiro-Alai, Russian: Памиро-Алай) is a mountain system in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, encompassing various mountain ranges extending west from the Tian Shan Mountains, and located north of the main range of Pamir. It stretches between the valleys of the rivers Syr Darya (Fergana Valley) to its north and Vakhsh to its south.[1] Its highest summit is Pik Skalisty (Russian: пик Скалистый, "rocky peak"), 5621 m, in the Turkestan Range.[2]

Main subranges[edit]

The Pamir-Alay is subdivided into the following mountain ranges:

References[edit]

  1. ^ M. Shahgedanova, The physical geography of northern Eurasia, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0-19-823384-8, chapter 16
  2. ^ Soviet Union military map 1:500.000 J-42-Б

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