Kara-Kul

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Kara-Kul

(kä'rə-ko͞ol), mountain lake, c.140 sq mi (360 sq km), Gorno-Badakhshan, E Tajikistan, in the Pamir, near the Chinese border. It is c.12,840 ft (3,900 m) above sea level, and its greatest depth is 780 ft (240 m).

Kara-Kul’

 

an urban-type settlement in Osh Oblast, Kirghiz SSR. Situated near the confluence of the Naryn and Karasu rivers on the Frunze-Osh highway, 78 km from the Tash-Kumyr railroad station, the terminus of a branch line from Uchkurgan. Population, 14, 600 (1972). Kara-Kul’ arose in 1962 with the construction of the Toktogul Hydroelectric Power Station. Branches of the Frunze Polytechnic Institute and Construction Technicum are located in Kara-Kul’.