Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region

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Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAR) is a mountainous province (region) of Tajikistan. It makes up 40% of the land area of the country.

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Geography

The highest mountains in the Pamirs and 3 of the 5 7000m summits in Soviet Central Asia are located here, with Lenin Peak (7134m, on the border with Kyrgyzstan), Communism Peak (Ismail Samani) (7495m) and Peak Korzhenievski (7105m).

Demographics

The region is populated mostly by ethnic [shughnani, rushani, ishkashimi, vakhani], with a minority of Kyrgyz living mostly in the Murgab area. Shughnani, rushani, vakhani peoples have their own language, ehich differ from tajik. (C) PaMirX

Transportation

Only two easily navigable roads connect GBAR to the outside world, Khorog-Osh and Khorog-Dushanbe. A third road from Khorog to Tashkurgan in China is very rough. Gorno-Badakhshan is separated from Pakistan by the narrow, but nearly impassable, Wakhan Corridor. Another road leads from Khorog into the Wakhan and across the Afghan border.

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