The Info List - Murghob District

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Murghob District
Murghob District
or Nohiya-i Murghob (Tajik: Ноҳияи Мурғоб) is a district in Tajikistan, occupying the eastern two-thirds of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province
(GBAO). Geography[edit] It borders on Afghanistan
to the south, China's Xinjiang
region to the east, and Kyrgyzstan
to the north. Within Tajikistan
it borders to the west on four other GBAO districts and on the Region of Republican Subordination.[1] Its administrative capital is Murghob (also known as Murghab). The population in Murghob district is 16,900 of which 4,000 were in Murghab town (1 January 2008 estimate).[2] The land is mostly a desolate plateau with scattered mountains, especially toward the east and south. The highest mountains are around the Fedchenko Glacier
Fedchenko Glacier
in the northwest and along the Pamir River
Pamir River
in the south. The population is mostly Kyrgyz. Formerly the land was used mostly as summer pasture ('jailoo'). The Pamir Highway
Pamir Highway
curves from the southwest to the northeast. The four major lakes are Karakul in the northeast and three river lakes: Sarez Lake
Sarez Lake
on the Bartang River, Yashil Kul on the Gunt River, and Zorkul
on the Pamir River. The people of this region are extremely welcoming to visitors and are truly warm, open hearted individuals. The districts eastern border shares the Sarikol Range
Sarikol Range
with China. References[edit]

^ Republic of Tajikistan, map showing administrative division as of January 1, 2004, "Tojikkoinot" Cartographic Press, Dushanbe ^ Population of the Republic of Tajikistan
as of 1 January 2008, State Committee of Statistics, Dushanbe, 2008 (in Russian)

Map of the Gorno-Badakhshan region of Tajikistan

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Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region

Capital: Khorugh


Darvoz Ishkoshim Murghob Roshtqal'a Rushon Shughnon Vanj

Main cities and towns

Khorugh Kalai-Khumb Ishkoshim Murghab Roshtqal'a Rushon Vanj


Darvoz Range Vanj
River Vanj
Range Yazgulyam River Yazgulem Range Bartang River Rushan Range Gunt River Shughnon Range Sarikol Range Shakhdara River Shakhdara Range Ishkoshim Range Panj River Sarez Lake Zorkul
Lake Karakul Lake Mayakovskiy P