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Zhetigen (Russian: Жетиген) or Zhetygen (Жетыген) is a small town in Almaty Province of Kazakhstan. It is located some 50 km north of Almaty, on the Turksib rail line.


The 600th Guards Air Base of the Kazakh Air Force is located at an airfield (43°43′59″N 77°07′00″E / 43.7330°N 77.1168°E / 43.7330; 77.1168) near Zhetigen. An airforce plane crashed near the town in 2008.[1]


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Coordinates: 43°40′27″N 77°06′30″E / 43.6743°N 77.1082°E / 43.6743; 77.1082