Chingiztau

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Chingiztau

 

a mountain range in the eastern Kazakh Melkosopochnik, in the Kazakh SSR. The Chingiztau measures approximately 200 km in length and rises to elevations of 1,078 m at Mt. Kosbastau in the northwest and 1,305 m at Mt. Kosoba in the Akshatau Range in the southeast. The range is composed of Paleozoic sandstones, shales, limestones, and porphyrites. Mountain steppes, as well as aspen-birch forests and osier thickets, are found in the valleys.

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