Mangyshlak Peninsula

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Mangyshlak or Mangghyshlaq Peninsula is located in western Kazakhstan. It borders on the Caspian Sea in the north and west.

Administratively, the peninsula is in Kazakhstan's Mangystau Province. The largest city, and the capital of the province, is Aktau (formerly Shevchenko).

This peninsula was formerly called Sīāhkūh (Persian: سیاهکوه) which means 'Black Mountain' in Persian.[1]


  1. ^ de Planhol, Xavier: (1990), CASPIAN SEA i. GEOGRAPHY, Encyclopædia Iranica. Vol.V, Fasc. 1, pp. 48-50

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Coordinates: 44°35′46″N 51°52′53″E / 44.59611°N 51.88139°E / 44.59611; 51.88139