The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a peninsula on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea, between the Severo-Cheleken Bay and the Balkhan sor (solonchak). It is covered with ridges of sand.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.