Terskey Alatau

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Terskey Ala-Too
Тескей Ала-Тоо
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Terskey Alatau range seen from across Issyk Kul Lake
Highest point
PeakKarakol Peak
Elevation5,216 m (17,113 ft)
Coordinates42°10′N 78°28′E / 42.167°N 78.467°E / 42.167; 78.467Coordinates: 42°10′N 78°28′E / 42.167°N 78.467°E / 42.167; 78.467
Dimensions
Length354 km (220 mi) E-W
Width40 km (25 mi) N-S
Geography
Terskey Ala-Too is located in Kyrgyzstan
Terskey Ala-Too
Terskey Ala-Too
CountryKyrgyzstan
State/ProvinceIssyk-Kul Region

The Terskey Alatau or Terskey Ala-Too (Kyrgyz: Тескей Ала-Тоо, [teskéj ɑlɑtoːsú]) is a mountain range in the Tian Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan. It stretches south and southeast of Lake Issyk Kul, from the river Joon Aryk near Kochkor in the west to the far northeastern part of Kyrgyzstan. The length of the range is 354 km and the highest peak is Karakol Peak (5,216 m).[1] Another high peak is Boris Yeltsin Peak (5,168 m).

Geology[edit]

Teskey Ala-Too is composed of granites and granodiorites of Caledonian, and granites, metamorphic schists, quartzites, sandstones, and limestones of Paleozoic.

Broken Heart Rock, in the Jety-Oguz Valley in the Terskey Ala-Too

References[edit]

  1. ^ Иссык-Куль.Нарын:Энциклопедия [Encyclopedia of Issyk-Kul and Naryn Oblast] (in Russian). Bishkek: Chief Editorial Board of Kyrgyz Encyclopedia. 1991. p. 512. ISBN 5-89750-009-6.

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