Khromtau (Kazakh: Хромтау / Xromtaw) is a town in Aktobe Province of Kazakhstan, the administrative center of Khromtau District. It was formed in 1967. Population: 21,740 (2009 Census results);24,089 (1999 Census results).
Khromtau has important Chromium deposits, which are currently exploited in underground mines by Kazchrome, a subsidiary of Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation (ENRC). Previously, Chromite ore was mined in open cast mines, which left enormous pits behind.
The newly built mosque and the also new Russian orthodox church are juxtaposed on the mains square of town.
- "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 8 December 2013.
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