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Fortress Kurgancha.

Sacred places of Atyrau region.

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Drive to Atyrau region from Karakalpakstan.

The Kurgancha fortress is located in the western part of the Taisogan sands, 6.2 kilometers from the left (eastern) bank of the Karasai River, 11.8 kilometers southeast of the Karasai village, 7.2 kilometers east and slightly north of the Aydin village, 30.3 kilometers south-west of the village of Konistanu in the Kyzylkoginsky district of the Atyrau region.
The territory of the monument is 15.3 hectares. The size of the settlement itself is 375 x 375 meters. The walls of the fortress are lined with raw clay and reach a height of up to 3 meters. The settlement is in a badly destroyed state.
The total area of ​​the protected area is 29.5 hectares. Including: the area of ​​the buffer zone - 6.4 hectares, the area of ​​the development regulation zone - 23.1 hectares. The Kurgancha fortress belongs to the XVth - XVIth centuries and is located near the left bank of the Uil River.
In written sources, it is not mentioned - perhaps in antiquity it was called differently. Local residents call Kurganchi kala. There are many legends and stories. Poems, legends and stories remain the main source. According to legend, when Asan Kaigy moved from the Volga, he and several hundred people settled in the vicinity of Kurganch for 10 years.
This is stated in the poem by Murat Monkeuly "Үshқiyan". And Sherniyaz Shanayuly claims in his works that Kurgancha was built by Nuraly Khan. In 2006-2007, a group of archaeologists from the Atyrau State University under the leadership of M. Kassenov worked here.
Geographic coordinates of the Kurganch fortress: N48 ° 42'10.91 "E52 ° 59'18.89"

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