Facts and Data
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Unesco World heritage since: 2013
Size of heritage: 2,611,674 ha
Tajikistan National Park covers more than 2.5 million hectares in the east of the country, at the centre of the so-called “Pamir Knot”, a meeting point of the highest mountain ranges on the Eurasian continent. It consists of high plateaux in the east and, to the west, rugged peaks, some of them over 7,000 meters high, and features extreme seasonal variations of temperature. The longest valley glacier outside the Polar region is located among the 1,085 glaciers inventoried in the site, which also numbers 170 rivers and more than 400 lakes. Rich flora species of both the south-western and central Asian floristic regions grow in the Park which shelters nationally rare and threatened birds and mammals (Marco Polo Argali sheep, Snow Leopards and Siberian Ibex and more). Subject to frequent strong earthquakes, the Park is sparsely inhabited, and virtually unaffected by agriculture and permanent human settlements. It offers a unique opportunity for the study of plate tectonics and subduction phenomena.
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Small airport - 80 mi (129 km) Sheghnan Airport
Small airport - 94 mi (151 km) Fergana Airport
Small airport - 114 mi (184 km) Khwahan Airport
Small airport - 129 mi (207 km) Osh Airport
Medium airport - 130 mi (210 km) Andizhan Airport
Small airport - 136 mi (219 km) Faizabad Airport
Small airport - 150 mi (241 km) Namangan Airport
Small airport - 158 mi (255 km) Tashkent International Airport
Large airport - 235 mi (379 km) Manas International Airport
Large airport - 318 mi (512 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.