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Administrative-territorial division


The Mangystau region is an area in the south-west of Kazakhstan, formerly called Mangyshlak. Located to the east of the Caspian Sea on the Mangyshlak plateau (Mangystau), to the north-east border with Atyrau and Aktobe regions, in the south - with Turkmenistan and in the east - with Uzbekistan. The Mangystau region is an industrial region, 25% of Kazakhstan oil is extracted here. Pipeline Aktau - Zhetybai – Uzen runs in the Mangystau region. There are "sea gates" of Kazakhstan - the city of Aktau – in the Mangystau region.

Name of district, cities

Regional district center

Territory, thousands

Number of rural and village settlements

Distance to the administrative center, km.

Number of rural and village districts


Aktau city

29, 36 thousands hectares





Zhanaozen town



150 km


Karakiya district

Kuryk village





Mangystau region

Shetpe village

47,018 thousands hectares


150 km


Munaily district

Mangystau village

492 189


3-15 km


Tupkaragan district

Fort-Shevchenko town

37 611,27 hectares


132 km


Beineu district

Beineu village

4051,9 thousands hectares


503 km


Cities and settlements


Aktau is the administrative center of the Mangystau region, population size - about 200 thousand people.

The city grew in the desert from scratch, as part of territorial production complex. Rich deposits of ore minerals, first of all, uranium, oil and gas fields discovered on the peninsula gave place to the construction of TPC. In 1959 14 thousand inhabitants lived in the city, it became officially known as the village with the name of Aktau in the same year. In 1963 the village became a city of the same name. Six months later, on July 1, 1964, the city was named as Shevchenko in honor of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the remarkable Ukrainian poet and artist Taras Shevchenko, who had been in exile at these places. In the mid-1970s Shevchenko becoming known not only in the USSR, but also in the whole world because of the first nuclear reactor on fast neutrons, working on local raw material - uranium and providing electric power generation and water desalination, that is, the life of the city. Shevchenko city was awarded the Gold Medal as the city which adapted the unfavorable environment for human habitation the best.

In 1991 the name Aktau, given from the foundation, returned to the city. Now it is a large industrial city and the seaport, the sea gate of Kazakhstan, the city where Naval Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan are deployed.

Zhanaozen town

The town of regional subordination in the Mangystau region of Kazakhstan. Formed in 1968, it is located on the plateau Mangyshlak (Mangystau). There is an airport. From 1968 to 1992 the city called as New Uzen. Renamed in Zhanaozen on October 7, 1993. As of January 1, 2012 there are 122,1 thousand people in the town or 17% of the total population of the region. The distance from Aktau to Zhanaozen is 150 km. Zhanaozen city administration, in addition to the city, includes the settlement Tenge (with a total of 11.5 thousand inhabitants) and the village Kyzylsai (3.5 thousand people). National composition of the district: the Kazakhs, Russian, Ukrainian, Karakalpak. The population of the city increases at 3-4 thousand people a year due to workers, and for the 2000s has increased by 1,5-2 according to various sources. Zhanaozen is a city with one of the most important dynamics of the population growth in Kazakhstan.

Fort-Shevchenko town

Town in the Mangystau region of Kazakhstan, on the Mangyshlak Peninsula (Tyubkaragan cape). Port (Bautino) on the Caspian Sea. Area - 54.5 square kilometers. Population - 5134 people. The main industries - food (fish processing plant) and production of shell rock. The city was founded in 1846 as Novopetrovskoye military fortification; in 1857 renamed into Alexandrovsky Fort. In 1850-1857 Taras Shevchenko had been in exile, in honor of whom Alexandrovsky Fort in 1939 was renamed in Fort-Shevchenko (in 1924 the Fort had the named of Uritsky).

The town has a memorial museum of Shevchenko; local history and ethnographic museums. There are remainders of the fortress. Shevchenko Monument. Mass grave of Civil War heroes. 2 km away there is architectural complex of XVI-XX centuries; 31 km from the city - necropolis Beisenbay XVII-XIX centuries.

Shetpe village

Village (former settlement), the administrative center of Mangystau district, Mangystau region of Kazakhstan. It is located 108 km north-east of Aktau. Population is 13 062 thousand citizens. Railway station on a line Beyneu - Zhanaozen. Non-metallic construction materials plant. Caspian cement plant opened in 2008.

Kuryk (Yeraliyev) village

The village is in the Mangystau region of Kazakhstan. It is the center of Karakiya district. Located on the Mangyshlak Peninsula, on the shores of the Caspian Sea, 15 km from the railway station Yeraliyev (on line Beineu - New Uzen). There is oil extraction of Oymash deposit in the surrounding area. The first Kazakh building yard was built near Kuryk - Kuryk Caspian Shipyard Construction (ERSAI Caspian Contractor). Population -8661 people.

Mangystau village (Mangyshlak)

The village is a part of the Mangystau region, Kazakhstan. It is located 20 km from Aktau. Railway station in the Beineu - New Uzen. Enterprise of railway transport and the oil industry service. In 2005, the urban-type settlement Mangystau was granted the status of village. Population is 21,004 people

Beineu district

Beineu district was created in 1973. The center of district is Beineu village. The total area is 4051.9 thousand hectares, located at a distance of 503 km from the regional center. Beineu is connected with Aktau and other districts of the region by roads and railway lines. The district consists of 11 villages where 64,600 people live.

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