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Isfara

 

a city (a settlement until 1952) in Leninabad Oblast, Tadzhik SSR. Located in the foothills of the Turkestan Range, on the Isfara River. Railroad station on the Kanibadam-Shurab branch of the Khavast-Kokand line. Population, 22,000 (1970). Isfara is the center of the largest region producing fruit and vegetables in the Tadzhik SSR. It is the site of a fruit cannery, a meat-packing plant, a distillery, and a dairy. There are also plants for the production of fodder (biomycin), mineral pigments, electrical machinery, and building plaster.


Isfara

 

(known as the Aksu in its upper and the Karavshin in its middle course), a river in the Kirghiz SSR, Tadzhik SSR, and Uzbek SSR. Length, 130 km; basin area, 3,240 sq km. The river takes its source from the glaciers of the Turkestan Range. As it enters the Fergana Valley, it forms a broad alluvial fan. At its mouth the river links up with the Bol’shoi Fergana Canal. It is fed by glaciers and snow. Sixty percent of the annual flow occurs from July to September. The Isfara is used extensively for irrigation. The city of Isfara is located on the river.

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First stage envisages construction of a Guliston border checkpoint in Isfara district on the border with Kyrgyzstan, as well as the purchase of equipment.
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Reportedly, this was attributable to overzealous interpretation of what it meant to be a secular country: In 2004 officials refused to issue passports to approximately one hundred women in Isfara who did not want to be photographed without a hijab.
The men, residents of the Isfara district between 30 and 38 years of age, were arrested in January on suspicion of joining the banned group while they were in Russia as migrant laborers.
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Three residents of Isfara district of Sughd region in Tajikistan were sentenced to three years in prison, each of them were prosecuted for an attempt to violent change of the constitutional order.
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