Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tajikistan (TJ) Köhistoni-Badakhshon Autonomous Province

Image: The glaciers of the Pamirs, which are in Köhistoni Badakhshon Autonomous Province, are the source of many of the rivers of Central Asia. This photo depicts the Grum-Grzhimaylo Glacier, which is one of several on Qullai Istiqlol (formerly Pik Revolyutsiy, 6940 meters), whose summit is not pictured. The Fedchenko Glacier, which is the largest outside of the polar regions, is also on Qullai Istiqlol.

Summary

Khorugh, the capital, is a major town with a population of 25 000.

Detailed Analysis

Köhistoni Badakhshon Autonomous Province (Вилояти Мухтори Кӯҳистони Бадахшон/Viloyati Mukhtori Köhistoni Badakhshon) has an area of 64 200 km² and a population of 206 000 (2000 census).

Köhistoni Badakhshon Autonomous Province is divided into 7 districts and 1 city: Darvoz (24 000), Ishkoshim (26 000), Murghob (16 000), Roshtqal'a (24 000), Rushon (24 000), Shughnon (36 000), and Vanj (28 000). Khorog (28 000)

Khorugh (Хоруғ, 28 000) has an area of 3.9 km² and an estimated population of 25 000.
Murghob (Мурғоб, 5 123 in 1989 census) has an area of 1.1 km² and an estimated population of 5 000.

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