Astronaut David Saint-Jacques captured from ISS Kyrgyzstan and Tian Shan Mountains.
Kyrgyzstan or Kyrgyz is a landlocked country in Central Asia. Although geographically isolated by its highly mountainous terrain, which has helped preserve its ancient culture, the country has been at the crossroads of several great civilizations as part of the Silk Road and other commercial and cultural routes. Kyrgyzstan has significant deposits of metals including gold and rare-earth metals. Due to the country’s predominantly mountainous terrain, less than 8% of the land is cultivated, and this is concentrated in the northern lowlands and the fringes of the Fergana Valley.
The local scenery of Tian Shan Mountains on the ground is as follows.