The Tian Shan, also spelled Tien Shan,is a large system of mountain ranges located in Central Asia.
Its name is Chinese for “Celestial Mountains.” Stretching about 1,500 miles (2,500 km) from west-southwest to east-northeast,
it mainly straddles the border between China and Kyrgyzstan and bisects the ancient territory of Turkistan.
It is about 300 miles (500 km) wide in places at its eastern and western extremities but narrows to about 220 miles (350 km) in width at the centre.
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