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Mangystau Province
Маңғыстау облысы
Мангистауская область
Map of Kazakhstan, location o Mangystau Region heichlichtit
Map of Kazakhstan, location o Mangystau Region heichlichtit
Coordinates: 43°52′N 052°00′E / 43.867°N 52.000°E / 43.867; 52.000
Kintra  Kazakhstan
Caipital Aktau
 • Akim Krymbek Kusherbayev
 • Total 165,600 km2 (63,900 sq mi)
Population (2006-12-01)[2]
 • Tot 373,400
 • Density 2.3/km2 (5.8/sq mi)
Time zone West (UTC+5)
 • Simmer (DST) no observit (UTC+5)
Postal codes 130000
Aurie codes +7 (729)
ISO 3166 code KZ-MAN
Vehicle registration R
Destricts 5
Ceeties 3
Tounships 6
Veelages 30

Mangystau Province (Kazakh: Маңғыстау облысы, Mañğıstaw oblısı) is a province o Kazakhstan. Its caipital is Aktau (a seaport), which haes a population o 154,500 (2004 census); the entire Mangystau province haes a population o 373,400.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is locatit in the soothwast o the kintra, an includes Mangyshlak Peninsulae. It haes hintle o Kazakhstan's Caspian Shore. It an aw borders neighborin kintras Turkmenistan an Uzbekistan. Mangystau an aw borders twa i ther Kazakh provinces (coonter-clockwise), Aktobe Province an Atyrau Province. The aurie o the province is 165,600 square kilometers. Ingineers discovered petroleum in the aurie in the days o the Soviet Union, drilling commencit, an hintle o the aurie wis built up aroond the industry.

The territory o Mangystau includes lots o different landscapes an desert lands: Caspian lawland, plateaus (Usturt, Mangyshlak, Kendirli-Kayasan), muntains (Aktau, Karatau), cavities, desert, muntains an muntain ridges. That kynd o landscape forms an oreeginal multigradit labyrinth, paintit wi green, yellae, pink an red sediment o loam. The heichest point is Otpan muntain at 556 metres (1,824 ft). The lawest point is the bottom o Karagie cavity, 132 metres (433 ft) belaw sea level.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Due tae its vast territory, the province haes a wide variety o climate conditions. The climate o north Mangystau is cauld in winter due tae its settlement in Usturt plateau, the location o the plateau is mainly abuin sea level. On the whole, the climate is continental wi cauld winters an mild simmers. The average temperatur −3 °C (27 °F) in Januar an +26 °C (79 °F) in Julie. The average annual rainfaw is 150 millimetres (5.9 in).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The first written sources on Mangystau province dates back tae the 1890s.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Mangystau Province in winter time

Accordin tae the 1999 Census, Kazakhs (50.9%) ootnumbered ethnic Roushies (32.9%) bi a wide margin.[3]

  • Population (2009): 416 500 fowk (2,6 %, 14 place)
  • Density: 2,5 fowk / km ² (13 place)
  • Naitional structur: Kazakhs — 70,9 %; Roushie — 22,9 %
  • Aurie: 165,600 in km ² (6,1 %, 7 place)

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