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(kä'rə-ko͞ol), mountain lake, c.140 sq mi (360 sq km), Gorno-Badakhshan, E Tajikistan, in the Pamir, near the Chinese border. It is c.12,840 ft (3,900 m) above sea level, and its greatest depth is 780 ft (240 m).
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an urban-type settlement in Osh Oblast, Kirghiz SSR. Situated near the confluence of the Naryn and Karasu rivers on the Frunze-Osh highway, 78 km from the Tash-Kumyr railroad station, the terminus of a branch line from Uchkurgan. Population, 14, 600 (1972). Kara-Kul’ arose in 1962 with the construction of the Toktogul Hydroelectric Power Station. Branches of the Frunze Polytechnic Institute and Construction Technicum are located in Kara-Kul’.

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The remains of human and animal, which were supposedly buried 3 centuries ago were found at the cement plant construction plant in the Oot village of Kara-Kul suburb of the Jalal-Abad region, said the town mayor Ilyaz Erkeyev at the meeting with the locals.
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The earthquake center is located on the territory of Kyrgyzstan: 4 km south-east of the Kok-Bel village, 13 km south-west of the Ketmen-Tobe village, 20 km north-east of Kara-Kul town, 22 km to southeast of the Toktogul village.
The funds will be directed to solving the problems of the population in the district, and the village of Zhazy-Kechuu and Kara-Kul town.
Special equipment meant for collection of biometric data was stolen at one of the stations in the town of Kara-Kul (Jalal-Abad region), according to a board meeting on collecting progress held at the mayor's office on November 25.
He noted that the Red Cross acquired new modern medical equipment for the hospitals of Jalal-Abad, Kerben and Kara-Kul towns with the support of the international organization.
Employees of Kyrgyz Post in Kara-Kul embezzle pensions of older persons for 4 years
Rolling blackouts take place in the town of Kara-Kul in Jalal-Abad region for several days, local residents told Turmush.
It was also felt 60 kilometers north-west of the town of Kara-Kul, and 85 kilometers north-west of the town of Mailuu-Suu.