Atbasar

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Atbasar
Атбасар
Atbasar collage.jpg
Atbasar is located in Kazakhstan
Atbasar
Atbasar
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 51°48′N 68°20′E / 51.800°N 68.333°E / 51.800; 68.333Coordinates: 51°48′N 68°20′E / 51.800°N 68.333°E / 51.800; 68.333
Country  Kazakhstan
Region Akmola Region
Population (2012)
 • Total 29,984
Time zone Omsk Time (UTC+6)
Area code(s) +7 71643

Atbasar is a town in Akmola Region of the northern Kazakhstan. It was founded in 1845. Atbasar is the 44th biggest city in Kazakhstan. Atbasar lies at an altitude of 282 meters above sea level. Population: 30,436 (2009 Census results);[1]32,288 (1999 Census results).[1]

Climate[edit]

Kazakhstan's lowest recorded temperature was at Atbasar, measured at −57 °C (−71 °F).[2]

Heavy rains in April 2017 caused a dam to rupture, leaving the whole town under water.[3]

Climate data for Atbasar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −14
(7)
−13
(9)
−6
(21)
7
(45)
20
(68)
25
(77)
27
(81)
26
(78)
19
(66)
8
(47)
−3
(26)
−11
(12)
7
(45)
Average low °C (°F) −23
(−10)
−23
(−9)
−17
(1)
−4
(25)
4
(40)
10
(50)
13
(55)
11
(51)
4
(40)
−3
(27)
−12
(10)
−21
(−5)
−5
(23)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
23
(0.9)
28
(1.1)
20
(0.8)
41
(1.6)
30
(1.2)
50
(2)
36
(1.4)
30
(1.2)
20
(0.8)
15
(0.6)
13
(0.5)
328
(12.9)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

Transport[edit]

The capital, Astana is 3.5 hours away by train.[5] A narrow-gauge railway line running TU2 diesel locomotives provides local freight transport.[6]

Atbasar also has a small airport.

Environment[edit]

Concern has been raised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe about exposure of the city to airborne uranium ore dust produced during the transfer of the ore from between railway flatcars.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Climate and weather of Kazakhstan". Advantour, Tashkent. Retrieved 10 December 2016. 
  3. ^ "Flooding Sparks Complaints, Finger-Pointing". EurasiaNet.org. Retrieved 1 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Atbasar, Kazakhstan". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Train schedule 108 Київ-пасажирський-Астана". Tickets.ua. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  6. ^ "TU2 diesel locomotive". Memim.com. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  7. ^ "Committee on Environmental Policy - Environmental Performance Reviews - Kazakhstan" (PDF). United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. p. 82. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 

External links[edit]