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]

References

  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


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