Chatkal Valley

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Chatkal Valley

 

a valley along the upper course of the Chatkal River in the western Tien-Shan in the Kirghiz SSR. The valley is situated between the Chatkal Range on the southeast and the Pskem and Sandalash ranges on the northwest; it is bounded by the Talasskii Alatau on the north. Elevations range from 2,500 at the “upstream” end of the valley to 1,000 m farther downstream. Mountain pastures, fields, and forests of English walnut and juniper are found on the floor and slopes of the valley.

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