Ishkashim


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Ishkashim

 

a mountain range in the southwestern part of thePamirs, in Tadzhik SSR. It stretches for about 90 km along theright bank of the Piandzh River. The highest point is Maiakov-skii Peak, with an elevation of 6, 096 m. There is an ice cover ofrecent origin. The mountains are composed chiefly of gneiss, amphibolite, and other Pre-Cambrian metamorphic rock. Theslopes are covered with mountain steppe and desert, and in thedeep river valleys there are sparse stands of juniper. The regionhas hot mineral springs, at one of which, Garm-Chashma, thereis a health resort.

References in periodicals archive ?
Most poisoning victims come from Pitut and Shitharv villages of Ishkashim district.
Kahn crossed into Afghanistan from the Tajikistani border town of Ishkashim.
Conducted over 30 public health promotion trainings programs for community and government groups in Ishkashim district.
Dar asked for expeditious response on different spheres from the Afghan side including road link between Pakistan and Tajikistan through Ishkashim (Afghanistan) and Joint Power Project on Kunar River.
During the meeting, the representatives of Economic Development and Trade Ministry presented Sughd, Pyandzh, Dangara, and Ishkashim free economic zones.
Badakhshan Mines Department officials said sulphur reserves existed in parts of Ishkashim, Zibak and Yaftal districts, where militants have no presence.
Various Afghan markets, as they are referred to on this side of the frontier, attract crowds along the bordering river, the largest of all being that of Ishkashim, which we visited 48 hours later.
Both routes begin in the Turanian lowlands in northern Afghanistan, converge at Ishkashim at the Tajikistan-Afghanistan border (2,640 m a.
Arbab Alamgir also visited Khorog, capital of Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) and the first big city on the planned route from Ishkashim to Dushanbe.
The GOT also announced the establishment in the near future of an additional FEZ in Ishkashim, and another in Khatlon to improve agricultural trade.