Hissar range is situated in the territory of Uzbekistan on the border with neighbor Tajikistan. Hissar is also called Gissar or Hisor Range. The Gissar Mountains stretches 200+ kilometers and is located on the south of the Zerafshan Mountains.
The territory of the Gissar mountains consists of two parts: Gissar State Reserve and Kitab State Reserve. The Gissar mountains has 2 main objects of world-known cultural heritage site:
“Gissar Mountains is the unique territorial natural complex, which represents all the variety of ecosystems of western extremity of the Pamir-Alay mountain range. All the distinctive and rare representatives of flora and fauna of this region were preserved here.Combination of unique biodiversity with unique geological outcrop is not met anywhere.” - UNESCO
Facts about Gissar Mountains
The highest point of the Hissar Range is 643 meters (15233 ft).
Gissar State Reserve was founded in 1983; the territory of the reserve is 80986 hectares;
Kitab State Reserve was founded in 1979; the area of the reserve is 3938 hectares;