Arys, Kazakhstan

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Arys (Kazakh: Арыс, Arys, ارىس [ɑˈɾəs]; Russian: Арыс, earlier Арысь Aryś), is a town in South Kazakhstan Region of Kazakhstan. Population: 62,197 (2009 Census results);[1] 59,280 (1999 Census results).[1]

Arys is the junction of two important rail lines: Trans-Aral Railway (Orenburg-Arys-Tashkent) and Turkestan-Siberia Railway (Arys-Almaty-Barnaul). The Arys station was built ca. 1904 as a station on the Trans-Aral line;[2] a number of buildings and structures dating to 1902-05 are preserved in the city.[3] In 1932 Arys was granted the status of a work settlement, and in 1956, that of a city.[2]

The economy of Arys is centered on agriculture (grain, cotton, livestock). There are some industries as well, mostly having to do with the city's railroad origin: a railroad tie factory, an electric locomotive repair plant, and another one for the repair of railroad cargo cars.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b City of Arys, General information Archived October 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (in Russian)
  3. ^ a b Profile of the city's industries and economy (Индустриально-экономический профиль) Archived October 3, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (in Russian)

Coordinates: 42°26′0″N 68°48′0″E / 42.43333°N 68.80000°E / 42.43333; 68.80000