Atyrau

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A·ty·rau

or A·ti·rau  (ä′tē-rou′)
A city of western Kazakhstan at the mouth of the Ural River on the Caspian Sea. Founded in 1645 as a military outpost, it was a fishing port until the development of the region's petroleum resources in the 1930s. The city was named Guryev until 1992.
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