Zhalanash

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Coordinates: 46°39′23″N 61°7′38″E / 46.65639°N 61.12722°E / 46.65639; 61.12722

Zhalanash

Жаланаш
Zhalanash, Kazakhstan.jpg
Zhalanash is located in Kazakhstan
Zhalanash
Zhalanash
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 46°39′23″N 61°7′38″E / 46.65639°N 61.12722°E / 46.65639; 61.12722
CountryKazakhstan
RegionKyzylorda Region
Population
 • Total700[1]
Time zoneUTC+6 (ALMT)
Ships left stranded in the desert in the bay of Zalanash

Zhalanash (Kazakh: Жаланаш, Jalanash), is a village in south central Kazakhstan. Previously a fishing village on the Aral Sea, Zhalanash now lies several kilometers from its shores. In recent years, it had become a tourism location for its old harbor, where several ship hulls had been left standing in the desert by the retreating sea. As of 2017, these hulls have been dismantled for scrap metal and only the bottoms remain. The town's economy is focused around camel herding.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Death and re-birth of a lake: How water came back to the dry Aral Sea". New Internationalist. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Zhalanash 'Ship Cemetery'". Eurasia.Travel. 2017. Retrieved 21 September 2017.
  3. ^ Brumell, Paul (2011). Kazakhstan. Chalfont St Peter: Bradt Travel Guides. pp. 357–358. ISBN 9781841623696.