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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a lake in the Pamirs, in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast, Tadzhik SSR. The lake covers an area of 35.6 sq km and has a maximum depth of 52 m. It is situated at an elevation of 3,734 m. It was formed as a result of an avalanche that cut off the Alichur River. It is fed by snow and glaciers. The Gunt River (Amu Darya River basin) flows from Iashil’kul’.

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