Earth Snapshot RSS Feed Twitter
 
 
 
 

Posts tagged Tajikistan

The Kyzylsu River and Mountains of Southern Tajikistan

37.9N 69.7E

November 30th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Tajikistan - October 5th, 2009

Tajikistan - October 5th, 2009

Landlocked Tajikistan is the smallest nation in Central Asia by area. It is covered by mountains of the Pamir range, and more than fifty percent of the country is over 3,000 meters (approx. 10,000 ft) above sea level. This orthorectified image focuses on the mountains in the south near the city of Tulob (or Tulyab) and the border with Afghanistan.

Visible in the Kyzylsu Valley (left) is the Kyzylsu River, which rises on the southern slopes of the Vakhsh Range in the north-east of Tajikistan’s Khatlon Province and runs south-west for a length of 230 km until joining Panj River on the border with Afghanistan. Near Kulob it merges with the Yakhsu River as a major left tributary. The river irrigates the cotton-growing Kyzylsu Valley between Kulob and Panj in the south-east of Khatlon Province.

Meeting of Central Asian Borders Amidst Valleys and Mountains – April 10th, 2009

April 10th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Central Asia - April 9th, 2009

Central Asia - April 9th, 2009

Close-up

Close-up

The land visible here is around the borders of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Krygystan and Kazakhstan.

The mountains to the north are part of the Tien Shan Range, while those to the south are part of the Pamir Range.

Most of the mountainous area to the north and east is part of Krygystan, while that to the south belongs to Tajikistan.

Most of the valley encircled by the mountains belongs to Krygystan, while a small section wrapping around the greenish lake, the Kairakum Reservoir, is part of Tajikistan.

Finally, the lands to the north and the agricultural areas to the northwest of the mountainous belong to Kazakhstan.

The close-up focuses on the Kairakum Reservoir, while the Charvak Reservoir is also visible to its north, nestled among the mountains.

Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan – November 25th, 2008

November 25th, 2008 Category: Image of the day

Storm Over Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan - November 24th, 2008

Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan - November 24th, 2008

In this image we can see part of the Pamir Mountains (also known as the Congling Mountains), a mountain range located in Central Asia formed by the junction or knot of the Tian Shan, Karakoram, Kunlun, and Hindu Kush ranges.

The Pamir Mountains are among the world’s highest mountains. They lie in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, stretching into Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and China.

On the left side, we can see some clouds, possibly the remnants of a snowstorm, over the mountains in Tajikistan. The Pamirs are covered in snow throughout the year, and have long and bitterly cold winters, and short, cool summers.

The Pamir Range’s three highest mountains are Ismoil Somoni Peak (known from 1932–1962 as Stalin Peak, and from 1962–1998 as Communism Peak), 24,590 ft (7,495 m); Ibn Sina Peak (still unofficially known as Lenin Peak), 23,406 ft (7,134 m); and Peak Korzhenevskaya (in Russian, Pik Korzhenevskoi), 23,310 ft (7,105 m).

source Wikipedia