Alakol District

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Alakol
District
Алакөл ауданы
Alakol District Kazakhstan.png
Country Kazakhstan
Province Almaty Province
Administrative center Usharal
Founded 1928
Area
 • Total 9,200 sq mi (23,700 km2)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 70,427
Time zone East (UTC+6)

Alakol District (Kazakh: Алакөл ауданы) is a district of Almaty Province in Kazakhstan. The administrative center of the district is the town of Usharal.[2] Population: 70,427 (2013 estimate);[1] 69,398 (2009 Census results);[3] 79,773 (1999 Census results).[3]

The Tunkuruz Hydroelectric Power Plant is located in the district.

Geography[edit]

The district is located in the Ballkhash-Alakol Depression. Parts of its eastern border (where the district borders on East Kazakhstan Province) run through the chain of lakes - Lakes Sasykkol, Koshkarkol, Alakol, and Zhalanashkol. There are no major rivers in the district; the fairly small Tentek River, which flows toward Lake Sasykkol, but reaches it only intermittently, is the largest one.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 27 December 2013. 
  2. ^ www.geonames.de Subdivisions of Kazakhstan in local languages
  3. ^ a b "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 44°13′48″N 76°51′00″E / 44.23000°N 76.85000°E / 44.23000; 76.85000