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The Vakhsh river is the largest river in Tajikistan, crossing the country from the northeast to the southwest. Originating in Kyrgyzstan, where it is called the Kyzyl Suu river, it enters Tajikistan, where it is called the Surkhob river. After the confluence of the Surkhob and Obikhingob rivers, it becomes the Vakhsh river.

 

Tajikistan 2016, "25th Anniversary of Independence".

The imprinted stamp shows a portrait of the Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.

The illustration shows an artists composition of Tajik powerplants on the Vakhsh river, which passes through very mountainous territory. Top right is depicted the Nurek dam power plant, located in a narrow canyon, 300 metres deep and 40 metres wide, the right bottom shows the Sangtuda 1 hydroelectric power plant, which is one of four dams, downstream of Nurek. The other three are known as Baipaza, Sangtuda 2 and Golovnaya.

 

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