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MANGISTAUSKAYA OBLAST

 
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Jewish Cultural Center "Shalom"

  The administrative center is Aktau City.

  The oblast is situated on South West of Kazakhstan, its territory is 165 thousand square kilometers; the population is 320 thousand people, and urban population constitutes about 80%. The administrative center is Aktau City (called Shevchenko in 1964-91); port on the Caspian Sea.

  The City was founded when gas and oilfields were developed. About 169 thousand people live there. It is the center of oil and gas industry. There is a factory of plastic there, food industry plant and atomic power station. The museum of local lore, economy and history is very popular among citizens and visitors.

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