Рашти Куҳи Сариқӯл
Location in Tajikistan
|Elevation||6,351 m (20,837 ft)|
|Length||350 km (220 mi) N/S|
|Width||35 km (22 mi) E/W|
|Country||Tajikistan / China|
|Parent range||Pamir Mountains|
|Age of rock||Paleozoic|
|Type of rock||Granite, schist and gneiss|
The range divides Tajikistan's Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province and China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and it runs parallel with the Muztagh Range to the east. The range extends 346 kilometres (215 mi) from the Markansu River in the north to the Beyik Pass in the south. Its average elevation is roughly 5,000 metres (16,500 ft) and the highest point in the range is Mount Lyavirdyr at 6,351 m (20,837 ft). On the Tajik part of the range there are 240 glaciers with a total area of 144 km2. The range's drainage basin feeds both the Amu Darya and Tarim River. The range is composed of schist, granite and gneiss.
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