Aral Sea

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Aral Sea
Aral Sea 1989-2008.jpg
The Aral Sea in 1989 (left) an 2008 (richt)
Location Kazakhstan - Uzbekistan,
Central Asie
Coordinates 45°N 60°E / 45°N 60°E / 45; 60Coordinates: 45°N 60°E / 45°N 60°E / 45; 60
Type endorheic, naitural loch, reservoir (North)
Primary inflows North: Syr Darya
South: grundwatter anly
(previously the Amu Darya)
Catchment area 1,549,000 km2 (598,100 sq mi)
Basin kintras Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Surface aurie 17,160 km2 (6,626 sq mi)
(2004, fower lochs)
28,687 km2 (11,076 sq mi)
(1998, twa lochs)
68,000 km2 (26,300 sq mi)
(1960, ane loch)
North:
3,300 km2 (1,270 sq mi) (2008)
Sooth:
3,500 km2 (1,350 sq mi) (2005)
Average depth North: 8.7 m (29 ft) (2007)
Sooth: 14–15 m (46–49 ft)(2005)
Max. depth North:
42 m (138 ft) (2008)[1]
18 m (59 ft) (2007)
30 m (98 ft) (2003)
Sooth:
37–40 m (121–131 ft) (2005)
102 m (335 ft) (1989)
Watter volume North: 27 km3 (6 cu mi) (2007)
Surface elevation North: 42 m (138 ft) (2007)
Sooth: 29 m (95 ft) (2007)
53.4 m (175 ft) (1960)[2]
Settlements Aral

The Aral Sea (Kazakh: Арал Теңізі Aral Teñizi; Uzbek: Orol Dengizi; Roushie: Аральскοе МοреAral'skoye Morye; Tajik: Баҳри Арал Bahri Aral; older Persian: دریای خوارزم Daryâ-ye Khârazm) wis a loch lyin atween Kazakhstan (Aktobe an Kyzylorda provinces) in the north an Karakalpakstan, an autonomous region o Uzbekistan, in the sooth.

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