The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
an archipelago in the northern part of the Caspian Sea, consisting of the islands Kulaly, Morskoi, Podgornyi, and Novyi. The islands are composed of sand with some clay. They have semidesert vegetation.
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