Wakhjir Pass

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Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
Book on Demand, 2012 - 104 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Wakhjir Pass (Persian: K tal-e Vakhj r) is a mountain pass in the Hindu Kush or Pamirs at the eastern end of the Wakhan Corridor, the only pass between Afghanistan and China. It links Wakhan in Afghanistan with the Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County in Xinjiang, China, at an altitude of 4,923 m, but the pass is not an official border crossing point. The border has the sharpest official change of clocks of any international frontier (UTC+4:30 in Afghanistan to UTC+8, China Standard Time, in China). Ludwig Adamec in his 1972 publication Historical and political gazetteer of Afghanistan identifies the Chinese name of the pass as Wa Ho Chi Erh Shan K'ou (pinyin: Waheqier Shankou).

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