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(both: ä`lätou) [Turkic,=mottled mountains], several ranges of the Tian ShanTian Shan
or Tien Shan
[Chin.,=celestial mountains], mountain system of central Asia, extending c.1,500 mi (2,410 km) from the Pamir Mts., Tajikistan, NE through the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, NW China, to the China-Mongolia border; Pobeda Peak (24,406 ft/7,439
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 system in central Asia. The Alatau ranges are the Dzungarian, the Kungei, the Talas, the Terskei, and the Trans-Ili; all except the Talas Alatau rise to more than 16,000 ft (4,880 m). Generally forested, these ranges are chiefly inhabited by Turkic-speaking pastoral tribes. A variety of grains are grown. The Dzungarian Alatau, the northernmost and loftiest branch of the Tian Shan, forms part of the Kazakhstan-China border. Silver and lead mines and hot springs are found there (see DzungariaDzungaria
or Junggar
, physical region (c.300,000 sq mi/777,000 sq km) of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, NW China. It is a largely steppe and semidesert basin surrounded by high mountains (the Tian Shan in the south and the Altai in the north).
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). The Kungei Alatau lies N of Issyk Kul, a huge lake in the Tian Shan. The Trans-Ili Alatau, on the Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan border, supports intensive, irrigated agriculture; Almaty, the region's largest city, is in Kazakhstan on the northern slope.



an urban-type settlement in Talgar Raion, Alma-Ata Oblast, Kazakh SSR. It is located 16 km northeast of Alma-Ata. The population in 1968 was 4,300.

Alatau was formed in 1958 as a scientists’ town around the Scientific Research Institute for Nuclear Physics of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR; an atomic reactor was set up in 1967.

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The train, laden with engineering equipment and other goods, left Urumqi on January 19, ran the Alatau pass and arrived in Baku on a ferry from the Kazakhstan port Kuryk.
The Republic of Kazakhstan, in cooperation with the United States Department of Energys National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), opened its Nuclear Security Training Center (NSTC) May 12 in Alatau, Kazakhstan.
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On Wednesday, a portion of the Russian Pacific Fleet, including guided-missile cruiser Varyag, destroyer Bystry, tanker Boris Butoma, and rescue tug vessel Alatau entered the Indian Ocean through the Strait of Malacca, Sputnik reported.
Located at Alatau, near Almaty, the WWR-K is a tank-type, light water moderated and cooled multipurpose research reactor with a nominal power of 6 MW(e).
Under our field observations abundance of these three species estimated with a six-point Braun-Blanquet scale by eye is very small in the Kuznetsk Alatau (always < 1% cover).
For example, when the 960-kilometer pipeline connecting Atasu in Kazakhstan to the Alatau Pass in Xinjiang was opened in May 2006, the deputy general manager of the China Petroleum Exploration and Development Company observed that the new line would reduce China's dependence on the Strait of Malacca, through which 80 percent of China's oil imports had been flowing.
The city is located in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau in the southeast of Kazakhstan where the mountains provide a stunning backdrop to the city's skyline.
Its southern boundary is formed by the Illy river and the subsequent Kapchagai reservoir and its northern boundary is the Sholak mountain, a spur of the Dzungar Alatau mountain range.
project at Alatau are examples of research and production improvements for Kazakhstan.