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Northern Tien-Shan & Zailiskiy Alatau ridge

The Northern Tien-Shan range stretches 400 km. It is divided into two ranges - the Zailiski Alatau ("the first range behind Ili river") and Kungey Alatau ("bright snowy mountains faced to the sun"). The Zailiskiy Alatau is stretches over 280 km long and is up to 60 km wide. Its northern slopes belong to South-Eastern part of Kazakhstan. The Kungey Alatau is mainly on the Kyrgyz side of the mountain range.

The highest part of the ridge is situated between Kastek (2,825 m) in the west and Amanjol (3,510 m) passes in the east and is about 180 km long. The highest peak is Talgar (5,017 m). The biggest glaciers: Korzhenevskogo, Bogatyr, Shokalskogo, Tuyk-Su, Djangaryk.
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