Aqtau, Aktau, Shevchenko
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"Aktau, an administrative centre of the Mangistau region in Kazakhstan with a population of 185 thousand, is located on the coast of the Caspian sea. It was founded because of the developing of the natural resources (oil and gas) in 1963. In 1964 it was called Shevchenko after the last name of the Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko. In 1992 the city was renamed in Aktau again. There are the Drama Theatre, the Museum of Local Lore in the city." Formerly on the Best Eastern Hotels website.
Akimat of Mangystau Region : about the region, news, local authorities, economy, social policy, mass media, culture, tourism, photogallery. Slow loading.
City of Aktau has lots of information.
Ivanov pictures from Aktau.
Falling Rain has maps and current weather conditions (temperature, cloud cover and precipitation).
Yahoo Group: Aktau Families : "This is a group for families who have adopted from Aktau, Kazakhstan. It is also for anyone interested in adopting from this city and looking for information and/or support. The purpose is to provide an avenue for families with children from Aktau to keep in touch and provide assistance to parents who are currently adopting in Aktau. Aktau is a port city on the Caspian Sea in Western Kazakhstan." Very little activity since 2010.
Visit Kazakhstan has information about the area, hotels, restaurants, etc.
Aboutkazakhstan.com : population, information on 1 hotel, city coat of arms, map, history, and pictures.