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Atyrau, Kazakhstan, by Northeastern Caspian Sea

47.1N 51.9E

December 24th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Caspian Sea - December 22nd, 2011

This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows the northeastern part of the Caspian Sea, in Kazakhstan. The Northern Caspian only includes the Caspian shelf, and is very shallow; it accounts for less than one percent of the total water volume with an average depth of only 5–6 metres (16–20 ft).

Visible near the nothern shores a the top of the image is Atyrau, the capital of Atyrau Province, Kzakhstan. It is located at the mouth of the Ural River, 2700 kilometers west of Almaty and 350 kilometers east of the Russian city of Astrakhan.

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