Ishkoshim, Tajikistan

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Ishkoshim (Tajik: Ишкошим), also Ishkashim (Russian: Ишкашим), is a village and a jamoat in south-east Tajikistan. It is the seat of Ishkoshim District in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region. The jamoat has a total population of 7,673 (2015). It lies on the river Panj, at the point where its direction turns sharply north. Ishkoshim lies opposite a town of the same name in Afghanistan, although the name of the Afghan town is normally transliterated Ishkashim. A bridge opened in 2006 links the two towns. There are plans to reconstruct the 100-km highway connecting Ishkoshim to the regional capital Khorugh, which has been damaged by snow avalanches.