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The Pamir-Alay (also Pamiro-Alai, Russian: Памиро-Алай) is a mountain system in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, part of the Pamir Mountains. 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]

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′N 71°0′E / 39.500°N 71.000°E / 39.500; 71.000Coordinates: 39°30′N 71°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
Pamir-Alay Памиро-Алай is located in Tajikistan
Pamir-Alay Памиро-Алай
Location in Tajikistan
Country Tajikistan
Parent range Pamir Mountains

Main subrangesEdit

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


  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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