Kyrgyz Ala-Too Range
The Kyrgyz Ala-Too (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Ала-Тоосу, Kırgız Ala-Toosü, [kərˈɣəs ɑlɑˈtoːsu]; Kazakh: Қырғыз Алатауы, Qyrǵyz Alataýy) also known as Kyrgyz Alatau, Kyrgyz Range, and Alexander Range (until 1933) is a large range in the North Tien-Shan. It stretches for a total length of 454 km from the west-end of Issyk-Kul to the town Taraz in Kazakhstan. It runs in the east-west direction, separating Chuy Valley from Kochkor Valley, Suusamyr Valley, and Talas Valley. Talas Ala-Too Range adjoins the Kyrgyz Ala-Too in vicinity of Töö Ashuu Pass. The western part of Kyrgyz Ala-Too serves as a natural border between Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.
|Alexander Range (until 1933)|
|Elevation||4,895 m (16,060 ft)|
|Length||454 km (282 mi) E-W|
|Width||40 km (25 mi) N-S|
|Native name||Кыргыз Ала-Тоосу|
|Countries||Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan|
|Type of rock||Meganticline|
Parts of the range are contained within Ala Archa National Park, a popular alpine recreation area.
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