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The Kūhistoni Badakhshon Autonomous Region (Tajik: Вилояти Мухтори Кӯҳистони Бадахшон, Viloyati Mukhtori Kūhistoni Badakhshon; also known as Gorno-Badakhshan, after Russian: Горно-Бадахшанская автономная область, Gorno-Badakhšanskaya avtonomnaya oblast’) is an autonomous region in eastern Tajikistan. Located in the Pamir Mountains, it makes up 45% of the land area of the country but only 3% of its population.
Cities, towns & villages in Gorno-Badakhshan
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MurghobMurghab (Tajik Мурғоб; Russian Мургаб, from the Persian word مرغاب (margh-ab) meaning \"prairie river\") is the capital of Murghob District in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan. With a population of 4,000, Murghab is about the only significant town the eastern half of Gorno-Badakhshan. It is the highest town in Tajikistan (and of the former Soviet Union) at 3,650 m above sea level. It located at the junction of the Murghab River and the Pamir Highway. Show Murghobon the map
KhorughThe town of Khorugh (Tajik: Хоруғ, Persian: خاروغ‎‎), also transliterated as Horog, Khoroq, Khorogh, Khorog, or Xoroq is the capital of the Gorno-Badakhshan (Tajik: Kuhistoni Badakhshon, \"Badakhshan Mountainous Region\") Autonomous Region (GBAO) in Tajikistan. It is also the capital of the Shughnon District of Gorno-Badakhshan. It has a population of 28,000 (2000 census). Khorugh is 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) above sea level in the Pamir Mountains (ancient Mount Imeon) at the confluence of the Ghund and Panj rivers. The city is bounded to the south (Nivodak) and to the north (Tem) by the deltas of the Shakhdara and Gunt, respectively. The two rivers merge in the eastern part of the city flow through the city, dividing it almost evenly until its delta in the Panj River, also being known as Amu@en . Show Khorughon the map
QalaikhumbQal'ai Khumb (Tajik: Қалъаи Хумб, Qal‘a‘i Xumb/Qal'haji Xumв;Persian: قلعهٔ خمب‎‎ - meaning fortress on the banks of the river of Khumb) or Qal'a-i-Khum, also Kalai-Khumb (transliterated from Russian: is a small town located in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in Tajikistan on the border with Afghanistan. Formerly it was the capital of the independent statelet of Darvaz. Now it is the capital of the Darvoz District of Tajikistan. Here the Pamir Highway meets the Panj River. Show Qalaikhumbon the map
IshqoshimIshkoshim (Tajik: Ишкошим; Persian: also Ishkashim (Russian: Ишкашим), is the capital of Ishkoshim District in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in south-east Tajikistan. It lies on the Panj River, at a point where its direction turns sharply north. Ishkoshim lies opposite a town of the same name in Afghanistan, although the name of the Afghan town is normally transliterated Ishkashim following Persian practice. Show Ishqoshimon the map
RŭshonRushan (also spelled 'Rushon') is a town located in the Rushon District of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in Tajikistan on the border with Afghanistan 65 kilometres (40 mi) north of Khorugh. It is also known as Vomar and is the capital of Rushon District. It is on the Panj River just downstream from the mouth of the Bartang River at the point where the Panj briefly turns west before resuming its northerly course. There is a small museum and the ruins of a Bukharan fort. Show Rŭshonon the map
VanjVanj (Vandzh, Vanch; 38°22′23″N 71°27′19″E / 38.37306°N 71.45528°E, 1722 m) is the capital of the Vanj district in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan. Vanj lies on the lower course of the Vanj River, a tributary of the Panj, separated from the Yazgulyam River to the south by the Vanj Range. Show Vanjon the map
KevronKevron is a village in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province in the Panj River valley. It is located on the border between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Nearby is the larger town of Kalai-Khumb. Show Kevronon the map
LakhshLyakhsh (Persian: لَخش ‎‎) is a town and jamoat in Tajikistan. It is located in Jirgatol District in Districts of Republican Subordination province.The jamoat has a total population of 5830. Show Lakhshon the map
Roshtqal’aRoshtqal'a (Tajik: Роштқалъа ), (Persian: is the capital of Roshtqal'a District in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in south-east Tajikistan is located. Show Roshtqal’aon the map
AlichurAlichur is a jamoat (municipality) and town in Murghob District, Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, Tajikistan. The population of the jamoat is 1,788. Show Alichuron the map
States, regions, administrative units in Gorno-Badakhshan
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Roshtqal'a DistrictRoshtqal'a District or Nohiya-i Roshtqal'a (Tajik: Ноҳияи Роштқалъа / Persian: ناحیۀ راشت قلعه‎‎, also spelled Roshtkala from Russian transliteration) is a district in east Tajikistan, in the south-western part of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). It stretches along the Shakhdara River between the Shughnon Range to the north and the Shakhdara Range to the south, enclosed within GBAO, without international borders. The population of Roshtqal'a district is 24,400 (21 September 2010 Census). Its administrative capital is Roshtqal'a (Roshtkala) in the west part of the district, about 30 km south-east of the provincial capital Khorugh.Show on map
Nohiyai IshqoshimIshkoshim District or Nohiya-i Ishkoshim (Tajik: Ноҳияи ناحیه اشکاشم‎‎) is a district in east Tajikistan, in the extreme south-west of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). It borders Afghanistan along the Panj River to the south and to the west. The population of Ishkoshim district is 28,400 (1 January 2008 estimate).Show on map
Nohiyai RŭshonRushon District or Nohiya-i Rushon (Tajik: Ноҳияи Рӯшон / Persian: ناحیۀ روشان‎‎) is a district in east Tajikistan, in the west-central part of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). It stretches along the Bartang River between the Yazgulem Range to the north and the Rushon Range to the south. Its capital is Rushon, also known as Vomar (pronounced: vamar), situated on the border with Afghanistan, 65 km north of Khorugh (the capital of GBAO) along the Panj and the Pamir Highway. The population of Rushon district is 25,300 (1 January 2008 estimate).Show on map
Nohiyai VanjVanj District or Nohiya-i Vanj (Tajik: Ноҳияи Ванҷ / Persian: ناحیۀ ونج‎‎) is a district in east Tajikistan, in the north-west of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, with administrative capital Vanj. The population of Vanj district is 30,400 (1 January 2008 estimate).Show on map
Nohiyai ShughnonShughnon District or Nohiya-i Shughnon (Tajik: Ноҳияи ناحیۀ شغنان‎‎) is a district in east Tajikistan, in the central-western part of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). It is bordered by the Panj River and Afghanistan on the east, the Rushan Range and Rushon district on the north, Murghab district on the east and the Shughnon Range and Roshtqal'a district on the south. It corresponds to the valley of the Gunt River. The district capital is Khorugh, which is also the capital of Gorno-Badakhshan province.The population of Shughnon district is 38,000 (1 January 2008 estimate).Show on map
Nohiyai DarvozDarvoz District or Nohiya-i Darvoz (Tajik: Ноҳияи Дарвоз / Persian: ناحیۀ درواز‎‎) is a district in Tajikistan, located at the extreme north-west of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. It borders on Afghanistan to the south, along the Panj, and within Tajikistan on Khatlon Province to the west and on the Region of Republican Subordination to the north. Its administrative capital is Qal'ai Khumb. The population in Darvoz district is 23,600 (1 January 2008 estimate). The district was historically part of the Darvaz principality, a semi-independent statelet ruled by a mir.Show on map
Viloyati Mukhtori Kŭhistoni BadakhshonThe Kūhistoni Badakhshon Autonomous Region (Tajik: Вилояти Мухтори Кӯҳистони Бадахшон, Viloyati Muxtori Kûhistoni Badaxşon/Vilojati Muxtori Kūhistoni Вadaxşon; also known as Gorno-Badakhshan, after Russian: область, avtonomnaja oblastj) is an autonomous region in eastern Tajikistan. Located in the Pamir Mountains, it makes up 45% of the land area of the country but only 3% of its population.Show on map
Nohiyai MurghobMurghob District or Nohiya-i Murghob (Tajik: Ноҳияи Мурғоб / Persian: ناحیۀ مرغاب‎‎) is a district in Tajikistan, occupying the eastern two-thirds of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province (GBAO).Show on map
Different buildings in Gorno-Badakhshan
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Khorog AirportKhorog Airport (ICAO: UTOD) is an airport serving Khorugh (also spelled Khorog), a city in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province in Tajikistan.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Gorno-Badakhshan
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GintThe Gunt River is a river in the south of Tajikistan. Its source, Lake Yashilkul, is situated at the edge of the Alichur Pamir, a high plateau or pamir at an elevation of 3720m. The city of Khorog is located at the confluence of the Gunt with the Panj River (the latter forming the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan and also being known as Amu Darya, or in antiquity the Oxus).Show on map
VanjThe Vanj River is a river in east Tajikistan. It is a right tributary of the Panj River in Vanj district, north-western Gorno-Badakhshan. It flows southwest between the Darvoz Range to the north and the Vanj Range to the south, joining the Panj at 38°18′N 71°20′E / 38.300°N 71.333°E. The Vanj valley is broader and more fertile than other valleys feeding the Panj. Vanj town is about 20 km upstream from the Panj. At the head of the valley, beyond the village of Po-i-Mazar, the river turns southeast (going upstream) and is fed by the Geographical Society Glacier near Independence Peak. Beyond the head of the valley are the Academy of Sciences Range and the Fedchenko Glacier.Show on map
Kŭli SarezSarez Lake is a lake in Rushon District of Gorno-Badakhshan province, Tajikistan. Length about 75.8 kilometres (47.1 mi), depth few hundred meters, water surface elevation about 3,263 metres (10,705 ft) above sea level and volume of water is more than 16 cubic kilometres (3.8 cu mi). The mountains around rise more than 2,300 metres (7,500 ft) above the lake level. Shadau Lake is a small water body southwest of the Usoi Dam and west of Sarez Lake.Show on map
BulunkŭlBulunkul is a shallow, freshwater lake in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, in southeast Tajikistan, about 130 km east of the provincial capital of Khorugh. Lying in the upper Gunt valley of the Pamir Mountains, it has an area of 3900 ha with a maximum depth of 6 m. Dense vegetation covers much of its surface. It is 1.5 km from a similar lake, Yashilkul, both of which are surrounded by other wetlands as well as sand and pebble plains. It forms part of the Bulunkul and Yashilkul lakes and mountains Important Bird Area.Show on map
YashilkŭlYashilkul is a freshwater lake in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province, in southeast Tajikistan, about 130 kilometres (81 mi) east of the provincial capital of Khorugh. Lying in the upper Gunt valley of the Pamir Mountains, it has an area of 3,600 hectares (8,900 acres) with a maximum depth of 52 metres (171 ft). It lies 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) from a similar lake, Bulunkul, both of which are surrounded by other wetlands as well as sand and pebble plains. The lake forms part of the Bulunkul and Yashilkul lakes and mountains Important Bird Area.Show on map
TurumtaykŭlTurumtaykul, also spelled Turumtaikul, is a freshwater mountain valley lake in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, in the south-east Tajikistan, about 110 kilometres (68 mi) east of the provincial capital of Khorugh. Lying in the Pamir Mountains at 4,202 m (13,786 ft) above sea level, it is 7 by 2 km (4.3 by 1.2 mi), and has an area of 900 ha (2,200 acres) with a maximum depth of 18 m (59 ft). Its most numerous fish are Sattar snowtrout and False osman. The lake forms part of the Djavshangoz Important Bird Area.Show on map
BartangThe Bartang river is a river of Central Asia, tributary to the Panj river and consequently to the Amu-Darya. In its upper reaches, it is known as the Murghab River and Aksu River; it flows in the Wakhan in Afghanistan, then in the Roshan District of the Gorno-Badakhshan province, Tajikistan.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Gorno-Badakhshan
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Qatorkŭhi Akademiyai FanhoShow on map
Karl Marx PeakKarl Marx Peak (Tajik: Қуллаи Карл Маркс) rises to 6,723 m (22,057 ft) in the Shakhdara Range in Pamir Mountains, in the south-west of Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province (eastern part of Ishkoshim district), just north of the Panj River and the Afghanistan border. The highest summit in the Shakhdara Range, it was discovered and named in 1937 by Soviet geologist and explorer of South-West Pamir Sergey Klunnikov. The ascent was delayed by the outbreak of World War II, and Karl Marx Peak was first climbed in 1946 by а group of Soviet alpinists led by Evgeniy Beletskiy.Show on map