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The Aktau Mountains, also known as the White Mountains, are located in central Kazakhstan, approximately 200 km (124 miles) east of the city of Karaganda. The mountain range is about 150 km (93 miles) long and reaches a maximum height of 1,129 meters (3,704 feet).

The Aktau Mountains are known for their unique geological formations, which include colorful sedimentary rocks that date back more than 400 million years. These formations have been shaped over millions of years by wind and water erosion, creating a stunning landscape of ridges, canyons, and valleys.

The area is also rich in fossils, including those of ancient plants, fish, and reptiles. The Aktau Mountains are home to a variety of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species such as the argali sheep, the snow leopard, and the golden eagle.

The Aktau Mountains are a popular destination for tourists and hikers, who come to explore the unique geological formations and experience the natural beauty of the area. There are several hiking trails and camping sites in the area, as well as opportunities for rock climbing and mountaineering.