|Province||East Kazakhstan Province|
|• Akim||Tekeshov Yerlan|
|• Total||9,200 sq mi (23,700 km2)|
|Time zone||East (UTC+6)|
Tarbagatay (Kazakh: Тарбағатай ауданы; Russian: Тарбагатайский район) is a district of East Kazakhstan Province in eastern Kazakhstan. The administrative center of the district is the selo of Aksuat. Population: 44,147 (2013 estimate); 47,125 (2009 Census results); 65,589 (1999 Census results).
Very continental. Winter is cold (in January average temperature −22 °С, −30 °С) and summer is hot (in July average temperature +25 °С, +35 °С). Very poor precipitation (200–300 mm/year) mostly in winter season
The name Tarbagatay derives from Mongolian (Tarbagan marmot) as marmot mountains. (Technically, tarbagatay means "with marmots" or "having marmots" in Mongolian, but tagh ~ taw ~ tay may be misinterpreted as meaning "mountain" by speakers of Turkic languages, such as the Kazakh language.)
17 rural districts, 65 villages.
Ethnic groups (2009):
- Atyn oba
- Alty oba
- Subdivisions of Kazakhstan in local languages
- Statistic Agency of East Kazakhstan Province
- Akim of Tarbagatay District
- HB Paksoy, "Z.V. Togan: The Origins of the Kazaks and the Ozbeks," Central Asian Survey 11 (3), 1992
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