Kaskelen

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Kaskelen

 

a city (since 1963) and center of Kaskelen Raion, Alma-Ata Oblast, Kazakh SSR, located on a highway in the foothills of the Zailiiskii Alatau Range, 27 km west of Alma-Ata. Population, 24, 000 (1970).

Kaskelen is the center of a suburban vegetable and dairying region. It has a vegetable-canning plant and plants producing building materials, clothing, and haberdashery. There is also acultural and educational facility.

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