The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a depression on the Mangyshlak Peninsula, on theeastern coast of the Caspian Sea. Length, about 50 km; width, up to 17 km. The bottom, which lies 57 m below sea level, iscovered with solonchaks.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.