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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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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).
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.
The city of Almaty is located in some of the most picturesque places of Zailisky Alatau and this opens up ample development opportunities for skiing tourism.
project at Alatau are examples of research and production improvements for Kazakhstan.
Continuing onto Kazakhstan, guests will arrive in Almaty, the former capital which is situated at the foot of the Zaili Alatau Mountain Range.
Two years later, he backed a plan for a nine-hole course at the Alatau health resort near Almaty.
Zharkent is situated in Almaty Region in the far southeast corner of Kazakhstan, at the foot of the Zailysky Alatau mountain range.
Moose were also eliminated in the adjoining regions lying to the north and northwest in the Kemerovo region in Kuznetsk Alatau (Sobansky 1992), in the South Altai, and the adjoining Kazakhstan regions (Sludsky 1953).