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Western Tien-Shan
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Western Tien-Shan

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Natural
Best of: Mountain
Description:
The transnational site is located in the Tien-Shan mountain system, one of the largest mountain ranges in the world. Western Tien-Shan is situated at an altitude of 700 to 4,503m. It features diverse landscapes, which are home to exceptionally rich biodiversity. It is of global importance as a centre of origin for a number of cultivated fruit crops and is home to a great diversity of forest types and unique plant community associations.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Western Tien-Shan", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.