Shakhdara Range

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Shakhdara Range
Шахдаринский хребет
Shakhdara RangeШахдаринский хребет is located in Tajikistan
Shakhdara RangeШахдаринский хребет
Location in Tajikistan
Highest point
Peak Karl Marx Peak
Elevation 6,726 m (22,067 ft)
Coordinates 37°10′N 72°0′E / 37.167°N 72.000°E / 37.167; 72.000Coordinates: 37°10′N 72°0′E / 37.167°N 72.000°E / 37.167; 72.000
Country Tajikistan
Parent range Pamir Mountains
Age of rock Paleozoic
Type of rock sedimentary and metamorphic rocks

Shakhdara Range (Russian: Шахдаринский хребет) is a mountain range in Tajikistan, part of the Pamir Mountain System.

The range lies in the extreme south-western Pamir in Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province. It runs roughly in the east-west direction between the Shakhdara River to the north and Panj on the border with Afghanistan to the south, separating the watersheds of both rivers and rising toward Mayakovskiy Peak (6,096 m) in the west and Karl Marx Peak (6,726 m) in the east. Other high peaks of the range are Engels Peak (6510 m) and Mayakovsky Peak (6096 m).[1]

The range takes its name (in both English and Russian) from the Shakhdara River, and is sometimes erroneously called Shakhdarin Range (or Shakhdarin Mountains), a corruption of the Russian name.

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