Kazakh Uplands

The Kazakh Uplands, known also as the Kazakh Hummocks, is a large peneplain formation that stretches throughout the central and eastern regions of Kazakhstan. It’s made up of low mountain oases and elevated plains, and contains large deposits of coal within the north and copper within the south. Rare species, such as the Asiatic Cheetah, may still reside in this region. Several notable cities, including the country’s capital, Astana, are located there.

A portion of the Kazakh Uplands are including in the Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan world heritage site. It’s of the Palearctic temperate grasslands, savannas, and shrublands ecoregion of the Temperate grasslands, savannas, and the shrublands Biome.

Image Caption: Kazakh Uplands. Credit: Otebig/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)