Anzob mountains.jpg
View of the Zarafshan Range near the Anzob Pass
Highest point
Peak Pik Skalisty
Elevation 5,621 m (18,442 ft)
Coordinates 39°30′N71°0′E / 39.500°N 71.000°E / 39.500; 71.000Coordinates: 39°30′N71°0′E / 39.500°N 71.000°E / 39.500; 71.000
Length 900 km (560 mi) E/W
Width 400 km (250 mi) N/S
Location in Tajikistan
Country Tajikistan
Parent range Pamir Mountains

The Pamir-Alay (also Pamiro-Alai, Russian: Памиро-Алай) is a mountain system in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, encompassing various mountain ranges extending west from the Tian Shan Mountains, and located north of the main range of Pamir. It stretches between the valleys of the rivers Syr Darya (Fergana Valley) to its north and Vakhsh to its south.[1] Its highest summit is Pik Skalisty (Russian: пик Скалистый, "rocky peak"), 5621 m, in the Turkestan Range.[2]

Main subranges [ edit ]

The Pamir-Alay is subdivided into the following mountain ranges:

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ M. Shahgedanova, The physical geography of northern Eurasia, Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 978-0-19-823384-8, chapter 16
  2. ^ Soviet Union military map 1:500.000 J-42-Б

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