The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an urban-type settlement in Moiynkumskii Raion, Dzhambul Oblast, Kazakh SSR. Chiganak is situated on the southwestern shore of Lake Balkhash. The settlement has a railroad station on the Mointy-Chu line.
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