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Vanj Range

Vanj Range
Ванчский хребет
Қаторкӯҳи Ванҷ
Vanj gas station.jpg
View of the Vanj Range
Highest point
PeakHigh Yazgulem Peak
Elevation5,588 m (18,333 ft)
Coordinates38°33′00″N 72°01′00″E / 38.5500°N 72.0167°E / 38.5500; 72.0167Coordinates: 38°33′00″N 72°01′00″E / 38.5500°N 72.0167°E / 38.5500; 72.0167
Length85 km (53 mi) NE/SW
Width15 km (9.3 mi) NW/SE
Vanj Range Ванчский хребет Қаторкӯҳи Ванҷ is located in Tajikistan
Vanj Range Ванчский хребет Қаторкӯҳи Ванҷ
Location in Tajikistan
Parent rangePamir Mountains
Age of rockPaleozoic
Type of rockGranite, conglomerate and sandstone

The Vanj Range (Russian: Ванчский хребет; Tajik: Қаторкӯҳи Ванҷ) is a mountain range of Vanj district, Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan.


It lies to the south of the Academy of Sciences Range, between the Darvaz Range to the north and the Yazgulem Range to the south. Running parallel to them, it separates the valleys of the Vanj River and the Yazgulyam River.[1] The total glaciated area of the range is 164 km2.[2]


Its highest summit is glacier-covered High Yazgulem Peak (5,588 m). Other peaks are Vanchek Peak (5,428 m), Hauck Peak (5,092 m), Kuh-i Rau (4,964 m), Sokolov Peak (4,808 m) and Ku-i Zoh (4,664 m).[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Ванчский хребет в Большой энциклопедии Кирилла и Мефодия
  2. ^ Ванчский хребет - article from the Great Soviet Encyclopedia
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