Vakhsh Valley

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Vakhsh Valley

 

an intermontane valley along the middle and lower course of the Vakhsh River in the Tadzhik SSR.

Length, 110 km; width, 7-25 km; area, approximately 2,500 sq km. The valley’s soils are of the sierozem type and are saline in places; in the bottomland floodplain there are meadows and swamps. The average temperature in January ranges from 1° C to 3° C and in July reaches 31° C. The average length of the frostless period is 224-242 days. There are irrigation systems in the Vakhsh Valley (the Vakhsh Canal and others). There are crops of long-staple cotton on the irrigated lands. Orchards are also cultivated (pears, pomegranates, persimmons, and figs). A railroad line passes through the Vakhsh Valley, connecting the river port of Nizhnii Piandzh with Dushanbe through the town of Kurgan-Tiube.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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