The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city (since 1968) under oblast jurisdiction in Mangyshlak Oblast, Kazakh SSR. Located on the Mangyshlak Plateau. Railroad station (Uzen’). Population, 29,000 (1974). Oil and gas are extracted. A gas-processing plant is in Novyi Uzen’.
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