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Tian Shan

 (tyän′ shän′) or Tien Shan (tyĕn′)
A mountain range of Central Asia extending about 2,600 km (1,600 mi) east-northeast through Kyrgyzstan, southeast Kazakhstan, and northwest China. It rises to 7,439 m (24,406 ft) at Pobeda Peak.

Tian Shan

(ˈtjɛnˈʃɑːn) or

Tien Shan

n
(Placename) a great mountain system of central Asia, in Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of W China, extending for about 2500 km (1500 miles). Highest peak: Jengish Chokusu or Tomur Feng (formerly Pobeda Peak), 7439 m (24 406 ft). Russian name: Tyan-Shan

Tien Shan

(ˈtyɛn ˈʃɑn)

also Tian Shan


n.
a mountain range in central Asia, in Kirghizia and China. Highest peak, Pobeda Peak, 24,406 ft. (7439 m).
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The Bulgarian who died on Mount Han Tengri in Tian Shan Mountain, on the border between China, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, was Ivan Todorov, an employee of the Bulgarian National Television (BNT).
Nearly a century ago, when the Roosevelt expedition penetrated the Tian Shan Mountains in western China, the prize was the long-horned ibex.
Old man" Woods acted as the "unofficial most-mature presence" during the last two days of the trip when he, the two ladies and the Jorgensens embarked on a combination hiking and horse riding adventure around Lake Issyk-Kul in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan.
The pup appeared as racers set off over the Tian Shan mountains for the Gobi March, part of the 4 Deserts race series, in temperatures up to 52C.
Dion first encountered Gobi in the runners' camp before the start of the race across the Tian Shan mountains last month.
Located between the folds of the Tian Shan mountains near the Chinese border, the 150-metre-high by three-kilometre-long dune generates a low-pitched, organ-like rumble in dry weather.
8220;Two places remain on the team, which will forge a route across the high-altitude valleys of the Central Asian Pamir mountains, a range formed by the junction of the Himalayas with the Tian Shan, Karakoram and Hindu Kush ranges.
turned south to Kazakhstan, then slightly south- east and into Kazakh capital Astana and then Almaty, via lake Balkash, which surrounded by the Tian Shan.
The park has been particularly necessitated for conservation of globally significant biodiversity inhabiting the mountain ecosystems of Central Tian Shan, including rare and endangered species of snow leopard, brown bear, lynx, argali, red deer, golden eagles, etc.
In the early 19th century a census reported the population as 30 percent Han Chinese (almost all living north of the Tian Shan mountains) and 60 percent Uighurs, Turkic-speaking Muslim farmers who accounted for almost the entire population south of the mountains.
The Kazakh border guard service was already hit this year by tragedy with the mysterious killing of 14 of its servicemen in May at a border post in the remote Tian Shan mountains.
50 Listowel Khan Tengri is a mountain of the Tian Shan mountain range located on the China-Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan border, east of lake Issyk Kul.