The river Panj as a natural boarder

By: Alfred Diebold

Linking science and art for sustainable futures part 7

This picture was taken on board of a helicopter showing the town of Khorog. The river Panj is the natural boarder between Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Modern Khorog is one of the poorest areas of Tajikistan, with the charitable organization Aga Khan Foundation providing almost the only source of cash income. However, the city does have its own university (Khorog State University), founded in 1992), twelve schools, and several hospitals. There is a museum, the Khorog Regional Museum, an Ismaili Centre, and the second-highest botanical garden in the world, the Pamir Botanical Garden.

Photo by Alfred Diebold ©

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