Khorog is the capital of Gorno-Badakshan oblast (since 1925). It is a comparatively small city. Before the revolution there were only two kishlaks. They were connected by mountain paths. The valley in these places is very narrow, so city consists of one street. It is surrounded by gardens. Its green costume is made of apple, apricot and mulberry trees.
Next to Khorog on a hill is Pamir botanical garden. Plants, trees and bushes almost from all countries of the world are gathered there.
Khorog has a small but beautiful park with a lake and a stadium. Long time ago the people of this area were completely illiterate. During the Soviet period dozens of schools, libraries, technical schools, colleges began to appear. Automobile tracts which connected Pamir with the railway and the entire country were built.