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a lake in the Pamir Mountains, on the border of the Tadzhik SSR and Afghanistan. Located at an elevation of 4,126 m, the lake is 20 km long and approximately 3.5 km wide and has an area of 38.9 sq km. Zorkul’ is a freshwater lake, rich in fish and waterfowl. A frontier river, the Pamir, one of the sources of the Piandzh River, flows out of the lake.

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Northern Route; passing along Panj and Pamir Rivers in north through Zorkul Lake to Asku River in China.
It is watered by Pamir River emanating out of Zorkul Lake.
Benefisiary: FFI, Tajik National Academy of Sciences, Zorkul Zapovednik