Ferghana Valley

Ferghana Valley,

region, Central Asia: see Fergana ValleyFergana Valley
or Ferghana Valley,
region, 8,494 sq mi (22,000 sq km), Central Asia, divided among Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan. The Fergana Range (part of the Tian Shan system) rises in the northeast and the Pamir in the south.
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The project, comprising a $21.8 million loan and a $16.8 million grant from the Asian Development Fund, will focus on the Ferghana Valley in the southwestern part of the country and the Chui River Basin in the north, both of which are vulnerable to flooding, mudflows, and drought exacerbated by climate change.
Numerous transport routes arteries for trade with other countries pass through Ferghana Valley and Pamir mountains," Takeuchi informed.
There was first of all, the thrill of flying over the Himalayas -- and wondering, as we crossed, whether we were over the Pamir Knot or the Khyber Pass and whether those jagged peaks were actually the Tien Shan mountains and that valley the Ferghana Valley from where the founder of the Mughal Empire came to India.
LAL DINO MARI BALOCH: My detailed views comprising the following facts: This consists of the historically integrated agricultural region of the Ferghana Valley, which allows for trade and common agricultural production in the border region of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
The densely populated Ferghana valley is haunted by the legacy of the 2005 government crack-down Incomes across the country by then had declined in the previous year.
Uzbekistan also has oilfields in the Ferghana valley in the north-east, the Ustyurt area, and the Aral Sea region.
The largest inter-mountain trough is the Ferghana Valley (370 km long and 190 km wide), surrounded by mountain ridges on three sides and open only in the West.
The densely populated Ferghana valley is haunted by the legacy of [the] 2005 government crackdown Incomes across the country have declined in the past year, and mass arrests of alleged [Sunni] Islamic extremists [tied to ISIS] have contributed to a sense of fear and distrust".
Around half of the entire Kyrgyz population lives in and around Osh province, which is at the heart of the Ferghana Valley. After the country gained its independence from Russia in 1991, Osh became a symbol of conservative nationalism in the country.
The IMU led by Juma Namangani at the time of US invasion of Afghanistan was closely focused on Central Asia with its support bases in the Ferghana Valley. However, like the Afghan and al-Qaeda leaders, the IMU leadership also withdrew into the Pakistani tribal areas after the overthrow of Taliban regime in Kabul in late 2001.
It was forced to abandon that facility in 2005 as relations between the countries soured following a violent government crackdown on rioters in the Ferghana Valley city of Andijan that is believed to have left hundreds dead.
Chapters discuss four locations: Bukhara, Khorezm, the Ferghana Valley, and Sharisabz, with an introductory historical sketch; oases were key in the change from nomadic life to post-Soviet farming communities.