Kokchetav Elevation

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kokchetav Elevation

 

the Kokchetav Mountains, in the northern Kazakh melkosopochnih (area of low, rounded, isolated hills). Elevations, up to 947 m (Mount Siniukha).

The hills are composed chiefly of granites; they rise starkly over the surrounding terrain with numerous fantastic shapes caused by weathering. Hammock jointing of the granites is characteristic. Pine forests are encountered on the slopes. There is a series of lakes, including Borovoe, on the shores of which is located the health resort of Borovoe (now called Shchuchinskii).

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