Ishkashim

(redirected from Ishkashim District)
Also found in: Wikipedia.

Ishkashim

 

a mountain range in the southwestern part of thePamirs, in Tadzhik SSR. It stretches for about 90 km along theright bank of the Piandzh River. The highest point is Maiakov-skii Peak, with an elevation of 6, 096 m. There is an ice cover ofrecent origin. The mountains are composed chiefly of gneiss, amphibolite, and other Pre-Cambrian metamorphic rock. Theslopes are covered with mountain steppe and desert, and in thedeep river valleys there are sparse stands of juniper. The regionhas hot mineral springs, at one of which, Garm-Chashma, thereis a health resort.

References in periodicals archive ?
Ministry of Defense of Tajikistan confirmed reports on military vehicle accident in Ishkashim district of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region on Wednesday, and said that three soldiers were injured.
More than 22 kg of drugs were seized by the Drug Control Agency (DCA) under the President of Tajikistan during the operation carried out in Ishkashim district (in the east of the country), which is bordering with Afghanistan, reports the DCA.
A rescue team of the Agha Khan Foundation (AKF) and FOCUS organisation rescued the stranded individuals and recovered a dead body in Ishkashim district, the Afghanistan Natural Disaster Management Authority (ANDMA) regional head said.
Another eight individuals were wounded in the natural disaster that left more than 500 people stranded and a village buried under the snow in Ishkashim district.
The governor said a road linking Faizabad to Ishkashim district of neighbouring Takhar province needed to be asphalted.
Wishing anonymity, an official at the Badakhshan Mines Department, said: "Garnet deposits are found 130 kilometres from Faizabad (the provincial capital) in Gharan area between Shaghnan and Ishkashim districts.