Karabulak, Kazakhstan

Qarabulak ( kasach. Қарабулақ ) is a settlement with a population of 17,556 (as of 2009 ) in the region of Almaty in Kazakhstan, near the border with the People's Republic of China.

The name is Kazakh origin and consists of two words: " qara " means " black" and " bulak " means " source." The origin of the name may lie in the fact that the city lies on the mountain river Qaratal that conveys the times of snow melt very dark water.

The settlement Qarabulak had several deep freshwater springs in the 19th and 20th centuries. The reason these water sources consisted mostly of quicksand and when a human or animal by accident while crossing or drinking from the source directly in this stepped inside, he was sentenced to die hopelessly. Popularly it was said to those sources " Bottomless Source " or "black spring" in Kazakh language " Karabulak " (because it very much cattle drowned ).

The last two " bottomless water sources " were filled by residents of the city in the 60s of the 20th century.

Administrative center: Taldyqorghan

Cities: JessiK | Qapschaghai | Qaskeleng | Sarqan | band Kent | Talghar | Tekeli | Üscharal | Üschtöbe

Settlements: Dostyk | Qarabulak | Schansügirow

Villages: Bakanas | Kegen | Qysyl - Agasch | Turgen | Üschqongyr | Usynaghasch

  • Almaty area
  • Place in Kazakhstan
  • Place in Asia