Mangyshlak Peninsula


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Mangyshlak Peninsula

(mən-gĭshläk`), W Kazakhstan, extending into the NE Caspian Sea. Except for the Kara-Tau range, the peninsula is below sea level; Batyr Sink is c.430 ft (130 m) below sea level. Oil, manganese, and coal are found on the peninsula.
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Aktau City, located on the Mangyshlak Peninsula, is the only major sea port in the country and has direct international flight links with several major European and central Asian cities, including Moscow, Istanbul, Baku, Kiev, Tbilisi and Yerevan.