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|Elevation||161 m (528 ft)|
Tejen (or Tedzhen) is an oasis city in the Karakum Desert, in Ahal Province of Turkmenistan. It is located at latitude 37.3786 North; longitude 60.4961 East at an altitude of 161 meters. It has a population of approximately 52,000.
The Hari River passes near Tejen, and is therefore known in Turkmenistan as the Tejen River.
It is located in an area that used to have Caspian tigers, which could intrude the area from Iran. Iran also had lions, and its presence nearby was a reason why Heptner and Sludskii (1972) could not deny the occurrence of lions in this region as well.
- Geptner, V. G., Sludskij, A. A. (1972). Mlekopitajuščie Sovetskogo Soiuza. Vysšaia Škola, Moskva. (In Russian; English translation: Heptner, V.G., Sludskii, A. A., Komarov, A., Komorov, N.; Hoffmann, R. S. (1992). Mammals of the Soviet Union. Vol III: Carnivores (Feloidea). Smithsonian Institution and the National Science Foundation, Washington DC).
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