Alai Valley

Alai Valley

 

an intermontane area within the Pamir-Alai mountain system in the Kirghiz SSR. The valley extends 150 km from west to east between the Alai and Trans-Alai ranges, with widths between 8 and 25 km. The valley has an area of around 1,700 sq km, with an elevation from 2,240 m in the west to 3,536 m in the east (Tomurun Pass). The Kyzyl-Su River and its tributaries run through the valley. The valley floor is formed by alluvial and proluvial deposits. (“Proluvial” refers to soil leached by rock fragments.) In the south and in areas in the middle, the valley floor is composed of a range of morainic hills. There are mountain pastures, with irrigated land in the west along the Kyzyl-Su River.

N. A. GVOZDETSKII

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As a result, communities of 20 villages in the Chon Alai valley of the southern Kyrgyzstan could increase their resilience to geohazards.
Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan said the man, Saeed-ur Rehman, was rescued by army troops yesterday - 23 days after the October 8 quake - from beneath his shattered home in the isolated Alai Valley in North West Frontier Province.
Maj Gen Shaukat Sultan said Saeed-ur Rehman, was rescued by troops on Monday - 23 days after the October 8 quake - from beneath his shattered home in the Alai Valley in North West Frontier Province.