Zarafshan Range

Zarafshan Range
Zarafshan Range near Anzob Pass

The Zarafshan Range (Russian: Зеравшанский хребет) is a mountain range in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, part of the Pamir-Alay mountains. It stretches south of the Zeravshan River. The range extends over 370 km in the east-west direction along the south of Sughd Province in Tajikistan, reaching the highest point of 5,489 m (Chimtarga Peak)[1] in its central part. South-west of Panjakent the range crosses from Tajikistan into Uzbekistan, where it continues at decreasing elevations (1,500-2,000 m) along the internal border between Samarkand and Surkhandarya provinces, until it blends into the desert south-west of Samarkand.[2]


  1. ^ Chimtarga peak
  2. ^ Atlas of the Soviet Republics of Central Asia, Moscow, 1988, in Russian.

Coordinates: 39°20′N 69°40′E / 39.333°N 69.667°E / 39.333; 69.667

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of Russian explorers — The Russian Empire at its peak in 1866, including the spheres of influence; this territorial expansion largely corresponds to the extent of contiguous exploration by Russians. This is a list of explorers from the Russian Federation, Soviet Union …   Wikipedia

  • Geography of Tajikistan — Map of Tajikistan Tajikistan is nestled between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan to the north and west, China to the east, and Afghanistan to the south. Mountains cover 93 percent of Tajikistan s surface area. The two principal ranges, the Pamir… …   Wikipedia

  • Zeravshan River — (also Zarafshan or Zarafshon, tg. Дарёи Зарафшон, uz. Zarafshon, from the Persian word زر افشان, zar afshān , meaning the sprayer of gold ), whilst smaller and less well known than the two great rivers of Central Asia, the Amu Darya (or Oxus) and …   Wikipedia

  • Sarmishsay — The Sarmish Gorge (Better known as Sarmishsay) is located on the southern slopes of the Karatau mountain range, 30 40 km to the north east of the city of Navoi (Kermine) in Uzbekistan. The mountain range of the Karatau is considered to be one of… …   Wikipedia

  • Iranian languages — Major subgroup of the Indo Iranian branch of the Indo European language family. Iranian languages are probably spoken by more than 80 million people in southwestern and southern Asia. Only two Old Iranian languages are known, Avestan and Old… …   Universalium

  • Bactrian deer — Male (Stag) Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Merv — For other uses, see Merv (disambiguation). State Historical and Cultural Park Ancient Merv  * UNESCO World Heritage Site …   Wikipedia

  • Navoiy — / Навоий …   Wikipedia

  • Komedes — is the classical name applied to the people, who, as the scholars believe, had followed Scythian culture. They were located around Mt Kumuda as well as within/and beyond the Mt Hemodos and were a widely spread tribe. They were called Komedes… …   Wikipedia

  • Turkestan — • Details of Chinese Turkestan and Russian Turkestan Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Turkestan     Turkestan     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.