Body of water
50°08′N 68°23′E / 50.133°N 68.383°E / 50.133; 68.383Coordinates: 50°08′N 68°23′E / 50.133°N 68.383°E / 50.133; 68.383TypeendorheicPrimary inflowsKypshak, AkkoshkarPrimary outflowsnoneCatchment area3,151 square kilometers (1,217 sq mi)Basin countriesKazakhstanMax. length10.5 kilometers (6.5 mi)Max. width8.5 kilometers (5.3 mi)Surface area64.7 square kilometers (25.0 sq mi)Shore length137.2 kilometers (23.1 mi)Surface elevation318.9 meters (1,046 ft)Islandsnone1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Kypshak (Kazakh: Қыпшақ), also known as Azhibeksor (Kazakh: Әжібайсор; Russian: Ажибексор),[1][2] is a salt lake in Nura District, Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan.[3][4]

In the 1930s Kypshak dried up and turned into a salt pan,[5] but in the following decades it filled up once more and on the USSR topographic map of 1989 it was marked again as a lake.[4]


Kypshak is a roughly triangular-shaped lake that lies at 318.9 meters (1,046 ft) above sea level. It is located 23 kilometers (14 mi) to the southwest of Lake Tengiz and 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) to the west of lake Kirey.[6] It is an endorheic lake, having no outflow. 111 kilometers (69 mi) long river Kypshak flows into the lake from the northwest, and smaller river Akkoshkar from the west.[3]

See also


  1. ^ қазақстан республикасының мемлекеттік жіктеуіші - КЛАССИФИКАТОР АДМИНИСТРАТИВНО – ТЕРРИТОРИАЛЬНЫХ ОБЪЕКТОВ
  2. ^ Площадь озер Казахстана (Таблица)
  3. ^ a b Google Earth
  4. ^ a b "M-42 Topographic Chart (in Russian)". Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  5. ^ Труды Всесоюзного геолого-разведочного объединения НКТП СССР. М.: Государственное научно-техническое горно-геолого-нефтяное издательство. 1934. p. 24.
  6. ^ Nature of Kazakhstan: Encyclopedia / General editor. B. O. Jakyp. - Almaty: "Kazakh Encyclopedia" LLP, 2011. T.Z. - 304 pages. ISBN 9965-893-64-0 (T.Z.), ISBN 9965-893-19-5

External links

  • SARYARKA - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
  • Northern Kazakhstan - Travel Guide
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