Chuguchak

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Chuguchak

 

(in Chinese, T’ach’eng), a city in Northwest China, in the Sinkiang-Uighur Autonomous Region. Situated in the southern foothills of the Tarbagatai Range, near the border with the USSR. Population, more than 30,000 (1957). Chuguchak is a transportation checkpoint on the highway from Urumchi to Aiaguz in the USSR. The city has flour-milling, wood-products, and leather enterprises. Uranium ores are mined in the Chuguchak area.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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