The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement in Chimkent Oblast, Kazakh SSR. It is located in the Karatau Range, 135 km to the north of Chimkent. In 1968 the population was 3,900. The major industry is the extraction and beneficiation of lead-zinc ore.
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