The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
(Dawan), a pass in the Arkatag (Przheval’skii) mountain range in western China, at an altitude of 5, 578 m. It is on the route linking the Charchan oasis of the Kashgar Plain with the inner regions of Tibet.
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