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Rushon District

District in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, Tajikistan / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Rushon District (Russian: Рушанский район Tajik: Ноҳияи Рӯшон, Nohiyayi Rushon, IPA: [nɔːhijaˈji rɵˈʃɔːn], Persian: شهرستان روشان Ręxonzemath) is a district in east Tajikistan, in the west-central part of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO). It stretches along the river Bartang between the Yazgulem Range to the north and the Rushon Range to the south.[3] Its capital is Rushon, also known as Vomar (pronounced: vamar), situated on the border with Afghanistan, 65 km north of Khorugh (the capital of GBAO) along the river Panj and the Pamir Highway. The population of Rushon district is 25,800 (1 January 2020 estimate).[1]

Rushon Air Gate
Quick facts: Rushon District Russian Рушанский район ...
Rushon District
Russian: Рушанский район
Tajik: Ноҳияи Рӯшон
Ноҳияи Рӯшон
Location of Rushon District in Tajikistan
Location of Rushon District in Tajikistan
Coordinates: 38°00′N 72°05′E
CountryFlag_of_Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
RegionGorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region
  Total5,870.7 km2 (2,266.7 sq mi)
  Density4.4/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (TJT)
Postal code
Area code+992 3556
Official languages

Rushon District is home to Sarez Lake, which was formed as a result of an earthquake in 1911 in Bartang valley in the east of the district. Called "the Sleeping Dragon" by the native population, Sarez Lake is attracting growing attention of national and international experts for the study and mitigation of its potential threat of collapsing and causing devastating floods and landslides.[4]

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