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a city; administrative center of Aral’sk Raion, Kzyl-Orda Oblast, Kazakh SSR. Located near the northeastern edge of the Aral Sea on the shore of the Saryshiganak Gulf.

Aral’sk is a port and maintains steamship service to the lower reaches of the Amu Darya River. Aral’sk has a railroad station (Aral Sea) on the Orenburg-Tashkent line. Its population was 23,000 in 1968. There is a fish combine and a ship-repairing plant. Aral’sk was founded in 1905 at the time of the construction of the Orenburg-Tashkent railroad. Aral’sk was designated a city in 1938.

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Rehabilitate delta lake systems in Aralsk district of Kzylorda oblast (Kamuishlibash and Akshatau lakes): This subcomponent will improve water supply to the lakes, by providing adequate hydraulic structures and conveyance canals, replacing the large number of makeshift intakes and temporary canals.
0 mg/l), the second one is in Kokshetau and Aralsk regions, and it is the deepest one (less than 4 mg/l) .
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The former port of Aralsk, Kazakhstan, 2003, shows the back of a curiously costumed teenager (returning from a dance rehearsal, the caption explains); the title includes the word former because the continually shrinking Aral Sea is now sixty miles away.
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The town of Aralsk in the former Soviet state of Kazakhstan once boasted a busy harbor on the northern shore of the Aral Sea.
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An account of the 1970 smallpox outbreak, which occurred in Aralsk, Kazakhstan, as a consequence of open air testing of a smallpox weapon by the Soviets is an eye-opener; there should be no doubts about capability and intent after reading this story.
The pipeline may be also built in phases, the first section being from Kumkol to Aralsk.