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Former harbor area in downtown Aral
Former harbor area in downtown Aral

Aral (Kazakh: Арал, Russian: Аральск) is a small city in south-western Kazakhstan, located in the oblast of Qyzylorda. Aral was formerly a harbor city on the banks of the Aral sea, and was a major supplier of fish to the neighboring region. Since the retreat of the sea, Aral has diminished in population and socioeconomic significance. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 403 KB)Waterfront of Aral, Kazakhstan, formerly on the banks of the Aral sea. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 403 KB)Waterfront of Aral, Kazakhstan, formerly on the banks of the Aral sea. ... Kazak, also Kazakh and Qazaq (Қазақ тілі, Qazaq tilî) is a Turkic language with ISO 639 codes of kaz and kk. ... An oblast (Russian, Ukrainian: о́бласть, Bulgarian: о́бласт) is a subnational entity of Bulgaria, the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and the now-defunct Soviet Union, approximately equivalent to a province. ... The Aral Sea, in 2003, had shrunk to well under half of the area it had covered fifty years before. ... Socioeconomics is the study of the social and economic impacts of any product or service offering, market intervention or other activity on an economy as a whole and on the companies, organization and individuals who are its main economic actors. ...


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Aral - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (259 words)
Aralsk was formerly a fishing port and harbour city on the banks of the Aral Sea, and was a major supplier of fish to the neighboring region.
Since the retreat of the Aral Sea since 1960, due to diversion of the rivers flowing into it for irrigation, mainly of cotton, during the Soviet era, Aralsk is now completely landlocked about 100 km from the sea.
Aralsk has greatly diminished in population and socioeconomic significance.
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