Nicholas Range (Pamir Mountains)

The Nicholas Range (Persian: سلسله کوه نیکلاس) , known locally as Selselehi-i Koh-i-Wakhan (سلسله کوه واخان) is a range of mountains in the Pamir Mountains on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan that that crosses the Wakhan in Afghanistan. [1][2] The range separates the Little Pamir and Great Pamir in the Wakhan. The area is sparsely populated by Wakhi and Kyrgyz.

The range has peaks that rise from 18,000 to 19,000.[1] The range is about 100 miles in length.[1] The Afghan-Tajik border follows the crest of the eastern half of the range.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Ludwig W. Adamec. Historical and political gazetteer of Afghanistan Vol. 1. Badakhshan Province and northeastern Afghanistan. Graz : Akad. Druck- und Verl.-Anst., 1972.p. 128.
  2. ^ Wakhan Afghanistan and Tajikistan

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