Shakhristan

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Shakhristan

 

a pass through the Turkestan Range. It is at an elevation of 3,378 m. Through the pass runs the highway that links the cities of Leninabad and Dushanbe, both of which are in the Tadzhik SSR.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The massive ark (citadel) is located north-west corner shakhristan. This is the highest point of the settlement Amul-Chardzhui, which reaches 33 meters of the current level of the surface around the entire fortress.
By this time, lower portions of the walls of shakhristan were several meters in thickness and composed of pakhsa height which measures 1,1-1,2 meters.
Archaeological work has shown that in the IX-X centuries Amul consisted of shakhristan with Ark inside and the outside of the city.
The city at the time occupied a vast territory: in addition to ark shakhristan, there were the suburbs.