Terskey Alatau

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Teskey Ala-Too
Тескей Ала-Тоо
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Terskey Alatau range seen from across Issyk Kul Lake
Highest point
Peak Karakol Peak
Elevation 5,216 m (17,113 ft)
Coordinates 42°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
Length 354 km (220 mi) E-W
Width 40 km (25 mi) N-S
Geography
Country Kyrgyzstan
State/Province Issyk-Kul Region
Broken Heart Rock, in the Jety-Oguz Valley in the Terskey Ala-Too

The Teskey Ala-Too or Terskey Ala-Too (Kyrgyz: Тескей Ала-Тоосу, [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]

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

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.