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Fergana Valley, Syr Darya, Amu Darya, major tributary, largest river

Mountain glaciers feed Tajikistanís numerous swift-flowing rivers and streams. The major rivers are the Syr Darya, which flows through the Fergana Valley in the north; the Zeravshan (Zarafshon), located in the northwest; and the Kofarnihon, Vakhsh, and Panj rivers, which together drain more than three-fourths of Tajikistanís territory. The Panj forms the western half of Tajikistanís southern border with Afghanistan. The confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh rivers on the extreme southwestern border forms the Amu Darya, the largest river in Central Asia. The Kofarnihon is also a major tributary of the Amu Darya. Most lakes in Tajikistan lie in the eastern Pamirs region. The largest is Lake Karakul (Qarokul), which is located in the northeast at an elevation of about 4,000 m (about 13,000 ft).



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