Mangystau Region

Mangystau Province (Kazakh: [Маңғыстау облысы, Mañğıstaw oblısı] error: {{lang}}: text has italic markup (help)) 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.

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
 • AkimKrymbek Kusherbayev
 • Total165600 km2 (63,900 sq mi)
 • Total373,400
 • Density2.3/km2 (5.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5 (West)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+5 (no observit)
Postal codes
Aurie codes+7 (729)
ISO 3166 codeKZ-MAN
Vehicle registrationR

Geography eedit

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 metre (1,824 ft). The lawest point is the bottom o Karagie cavity, 132 metre (433 ft) belaw sea level.

Climate eedit

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 millimetre (5.9 in).

History eedit

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

Demographics eedit

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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