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26 microdistrict in the city of Taraz: Akbulak, Karatau, Zhailau, Saltanat, Talas, Samal, Alatau, Mynbulak, Asa, Zhansaya, Astana, Baiterek, Karasu, Arai, Kektem, green carpet, Tonkurush, Baryskan, Buryl, etc. the population of the city: 357,663 people (2019). 70% of the population of the city of Taraz are Kazakhs. The city is home to Russians, Uzbeks, Koreans, Tatars, Turks, Germans, Kurds, Dungans, Kyrgyz, Greeks, Azerbaijanis, Uighurs, Chechens. The city has a "House of Friendship". In Taraz, on the slopes of the Karatau Mountains, the Karatau Phosphorus Plant operates. This plant occupies one of the most prestigious places in the world for the production of phosphorus. 3 plants were opened in the region, one of which is "Zhambyl Phosphorus Plant", "Khimprom", "New Zhambyl Phosphorus Plant". In the city there is a plant for the assembly of iron, an auto repair plant, a plant of "auto parts", etc.