Vanj Range

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Vanj Range
Ванчский хребет
Қаторкӯҳи Ванҷ
Vanj gas station.jpg
View of the Vanj Range
Highest point
Peak High Yazgulem Peak
Elevation 5,588 m (18,333 ft)
Coordinates 38°33′00″N 72°01′00″E / 38.5500°N 72.0167°E / 38.5500; 72.0167Coordinates: 38°33′00″N 72°01′00″E / 38.5500°N 72.0167°E / 38.5500; 72.0167
Dimensions
Length 85 km (53 mi) NE/SW
Width 15 km (9.3 mi) NW/SE
Geography
Vanj RangeВанчский хребетҚаторкӯҳи Ванҷ is located in Tajikistan
Vanj RangeВанчский хребетҚаторкӯҳи Ванҷ
Location in Tajikistan
Country Tajikistan
Parent range Pamir Mountains
Geology
Age of rock Paleozoic
Type of rock Granite, conglomerate and sandstone

The Vanj Range (Russian: Ванчский хребет; Tajik: Қаторкӯҳи Ванҷ) is a mountain range of Vanj district, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan.

Geography[edit]

It lies to the south of the Academy of Sciences Range, between the Darvaz Range to the north and the Yazgulem Range to the south. Running parallel to them, it separates the valleys of the Vanj River and the Yazgulyam River.[1] The total glaciated area of the range is 164 km².[2]

Peaks[edit]

Its highest summit is glacier-covered High Yazgulem Peak (5,588 m). Other peaks are Vanchek Peak (5,428 m), Hauck Peak (5,092 m), Kuh-i Rau (4,964 m), Sokolov Peak (4,808 m) and Ku-i Zoh (4,664 m).[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ванчский хребет в Большой энциклопедии Кирилла и Мефодия
  2. ^ Ванчский хребет - article from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia