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At the left side the Caspian Sea and between Kyzylorda city (A) and the Caspian Sea, the Aral Sea. Zoom in and land on the roof of the Agrinas office!

irrigationPermanent habitation in the region where Agrinas is operating, is only possible by means of irrigation water from the Syrdarja River. The total population of the Kyzylorda-oblast (province) is 600,000 and some 95% of these are ethnic Kazakh. Only 1% of the area - between 200,000 and 400,000 ha - is irrigated, the rest consists of virtually uninhabited semi-desert with an average annual precipitation of 100 mm. Temperature variations are extreme: +42 ºC during the summer and -25 ºC during the winter. The capital city Kyzylorda ("red fortress") has 160,000 inhabitants.
 

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