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Karazhal (Kazakh: Қаражал, Qarajal) is a town of regional significance in Karaganda Region of central Kazakhstan[1] Population: 10,027 (2009 Census results);[2]12,658 (1999 Census results).[2]

It is the town closest to where the Soyuz 11 mission landed. The crew members of Soyuz 11 were the first three people to die outside the Earth's atmosphere.


  1. ^ Карагандинская область (in Russian). Акимат Карагандинской области. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 8 December 2013.

Coordinates: 48°02′28″N 70°47′25″E / 48.0411°N 70.7903°E / 48.0411; 70.7903