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city and administrative center of Alga Raion, Ak-tiubinsk Oblast, Kazakh SSR. Alga is located near the headwaters of the Ilek River, a tributary of the Ural. The Alga railroad station is 44 km south of Aktiubinsk. The population in 1968 was 14,800. Alga grew up around a chemical combine (producing phosphate, trace-element, and other fertilizers) on which construction began in 1930. The settlement of Alga was designated a city in 1961.
a volunteer sports association of the trade unions of the Kirghiz SSR that brings physical culture and sports to industrial and construction workers and to students of higher and middle specialized institutions. It was founded in 1958.
Alga consisted of 153 collectives in 1968, with a membership of 51,600, including 13,500 women. Of these members, 5,500 pursue volleyball, 4,100 archery, 4,000 track and field, and 3,500 soccer. The work is organized and supervised by 138 specialist trainers, 4,570 general instructors, and more than 4,500 athletic judges. Among the members of Alga are 61 masters of the sport of the USSR and 613 master candidates and first-ranked sportsmen.
N. A. MAKARTSEV