Karatau, Kazakhstan

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Karatau (Kazakh: Қаратау, Qarataw) is an administrative center in the Talas region located in the Jambyl Region in the south of Kazakhstan. It has an estimated population of roughly 30,000.[1] The largest city from Karatau, Taraz, is approximately 100 km to the southwest.


The name Karatau means Black Mountain in the Kazakh language. Karatau was named after the Karatau Mountain range which it is located next to.

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Coordinates: 43°10′52″N 70°27′32″E / 43.18111°N 70.45889°E / 43.18111; 70.45889