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Ile Alatau as seen from Almaty International Airport
|Elevation||4,973 m (16,316 ft)|
|Length||350 km (220 mi) E-W|
|Native name||Ile Alatawy|
|Countries||Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan|
Ile Alatau (Kazakh: Ile Alatawy, Іле Алаtауы), also spelt as Trans-Ili Alatau, etc., is a part of the Northern Tian Shan mountain system (ancient Mount Imeon) in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It is the northernmost mountain range of Tian Shan stretching for about 350 km (220 mi) with a maximal elevation of 4,973 m (16,316 ft) (Talgar Peak). The term "Alatau" refers to a kind of mountain. The range is bounded from the north by the Ili Depression of the Ili River, hence the name.
- "Paul Robeson: The Great Forerunner -Editors of Freedomways, Freedomways Press, page 99"
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