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Tien Shan is a major mountain system of Central Asia, extending from the Pamirs northeast along the border between Kyrgyzstan, southeastern Kazakstan, and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China. It is also known as Tian Shan. The Tien Shan (Chinese, "Heavenly or celestial Mountains") has a length of about 2414 km (about 1500 mi) and a width of about 320 to 480 km (about 200 to 300 mi); it covers an area (1,036,000 sq km/400,000 sq mi) approximately equal to that of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. In China it divides the Junggar Pendi (Dzungarian Basin) to the north from the vast, arid Tarim Pendi (Tarim Basin) to the south. The major rivers, including the Syrdarya, Ili (Yili), and Chu, flow generally westward. In the border area where Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, and China meet is a string of high peaks, notably Pobedy Peak (7439 m/24,406 ft), the highest in the system, and Hantengri Feng (6995 m/22,949 ft), from which the 34-km (21-mi) long Muzart glacier descends. West of these peaks, at an altitude of 1609 m (5279 ft) is the Kyrgyz Lake Ysyk-Kul (6099 sq km/2355 sq mi). In the eastern part of the range, the most striking feature is the Turpan Pendi (Turfan Depression), a 161-km (100-mi) long stretch of lowland reaching 154 m (505 ft) below sea level and enclosed by high mountains. The ranges are steeply sloped, their crests often incised by glaciers that wind down toward intervening valleys. The largest glaciers occur at high altitudes along the international boundary, although glaciers 19 km (12 mi) in length are not unusual in the high eastern Tien Shan. The northern slopes of the Tien Shan receive enough moisture to support deep evergreen forests and highland meadows suitable for grazing livestock. There, at an elevation of 853 m (2800 ft), the fertile Ili Valley lies within two arms of the system. The southern slopes of the mountain system are relatively dry and barren. The several million inhabitants of the Chinese Tien Shan are largely Muslim, non-Chinese people, farmers and herders who speak the Uygur or Kyrgyz language; colonization by ethnic Chinese, however, is on the increase. On the western side of the border, in Kyrgystan and Kazakstan the population is denser and industrialization more advanced; oil, coal, gold, and copper deposits are exploited. Livestock raising is the dominant agricultural occupation.

1. Khan-Tengri Peak7 010 m
2. Karakolsky Peak 5 216 m
3. B.Elzin Peak5 168 m
4. Rossya Peak5 112 m
5. Oguz-Bushy Peak5 100 m
6. Jukuchak Peak4 600 m
7. Kotur Peak4 400 m
8. Prjevalsky Peak4 273 m
9. Fuchika Peak4 100 m
10. It-Tish Peak4 808 m
11. Ala-kul Kyry Peak4 300 m
12. Kyzyl-Su Peak4 590 m
13. Ayu-Tor Peak4 382 m
14. Ainur Peak3 900 m
15. Ak-Su Peak4 663 m
16. Mesherekova Peak3 420 m
17. Palmira Taliaty3 300 m
18. Orto Choku4 000 m
19. Tulenina Peak4 240 m
20. Students Peak4 202 m
21. Mendeleevets Peak4 112 m
22. Gastello Peak4 100 m
23. GTO4 245 m
24. Other Peaks
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