Babatag

Babatag

 

(also Babadag), a mountain range in southern Middle Asia, on the border of the Uzbek SSR and Tadzhik SSR between the Surkhandar’ia and Kafirnigan rivers, right tributaries of the Amu Darya River. The range rises to elevations of up to 2,292 m and is approximately 125 km long. It is composed chiefly of limestones. There is semidesert and moutain-xerophyte vegetation on the slopes, with large areas of pistachio forests. The range is the habitat of the markhor goat, which in the USSR is also encountered on the slopes of the Kugitangtau and Darvaz ranges.

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New Babatag checkpoint connects Tajik Gissar and Uzbek Uzun.
A new checkpoint - Babatag will appear on the Tajik-Uzbek border in the near future.
The Babatag checkpoint will not have international status; citizens of two countries as well as vehicles owned by citizens of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan will be allowed pass it, the statement says.