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Murghob

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Murghob (Tajik: Мурғоб) or Murghab (Russian: Мургаб, Murgab, from the Persian word margh-ab, meaning 'prairie river') is the capital of Murghob District in the Pamir Mountains of Gorno-Badakhshan, Tajikistan. With a population of just under 7,500, Murghob is the only significant town in the eastern half of Gorno-Badakhshan. It is the highest town in Tajikistan (and of the former Soviet Union) at 3,650 meters above sea level. It is where the Pamir Highway crosses the Bartang river.[1]

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Murghob is located in Tajikistan
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Location in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 38°10′08″N 73°57′54″E
CountryTajikistan
RegionGorno-Badakhshan
DistrictMurghob District
Elevation
3,618 m (11,869 ft)
Population
 (2015)
  Total7,468
Time zoneUTC+5
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Children in Murghob, 2008

The Pamir Highway goes north to Sary-Tash and on to Osh in Kyrgyzstan and southwest to the region's capital Khorugh. Another road goes east over the Kulma Pass to the Karakoram Highway in China connecting to Tashkurgan to the south and Kashgar to the north.

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