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"city, east-central Kazakstan. It lies on the Samarkand Reservoir of the Nura River. The settlement, a satellite city of Qaraghandy (Karaganda), came into being when the reservoir was built in 1934; until 1945 it was called Samarkandsky. Later, small industrial plants were built there. In World War II a steel mill using scrap metal was established, and by 1945 the city had more than 25,000 inhabitants.
The huge Karaganda Metallurgical Works produced its first pig iron in 1960-61 and was still being expanded in the 1970s, when it had become one of the largest iron and steel plants in the Soviet Union. The city's chemical industry includes a synthetic-rubber works and a chemical plant producing calcium carbide." From the Encyclopaedia Britannica .
"NE Kazakhstan, on the Nura River. It is a major industrial center, with a large iron and steel plant and a synthetic rubber factory. Temirtau is also the site of the Samarkand reservoir and a large thermoelectric plant." From the Columbia Encyclopedia .
Since Temirtau is close to Karaganda, you may find information on that city's page.
(click on map to see a larger image, shows location of Kazakhs) used with permission from World Map .
The Tragedy of Temirtau : A Kazakh city's struggle against drugs and HIV/AIDS. This article paints a rather bleak picture of the city.
Falling Rain has maps and current weather conditions (temperature, cloud cover and precipitation).
Dark Tourism paints a rather bleak picture of the town.
I have never had a hotel listed.