Alga, Kazakhstan

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Alga is located in Kazakhstan
Location in Aktobe Province, Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 49°54′10″N 57°20′0″E / 49.90278°N 57.33333°E / 49.90278; 57.33333Coordinates: 49°54′10″N 57°20′0″E / 49.90278°N 57.33333°E / 49.90278; 57.33333
Country Kazakhstan
Region Aktobe Region
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 19 705
Time zone Yekaterinburg Time (UTC+5)
Area code(s) +7 71337

Alga is a town in the Aktobe Region of western Kazakhstan. It is situated on the western bank of the Ilek (Jelek) River, and on the railway line from Aktobe to Aralsk. Population: 19,705 (2009 Census results);[1]15,372 (1999 Census results).[1]

It used to have a chemical phosphate plant which is now a ruin, but caused a lasting environmental damage as large quantities of chemical waste was collected in ponds without insulation to the aquifer.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 8 December 2013.