Temirtau or Temir-Tau both: tyĭmēr-tou´ [key], city (1989 pop. 212,382), NE Kazakhstan, on the Nura River. It is an industrial center, with a large steel plant. Temirtau is also the site of the Samarkand reservoir and a large thermoelectric plant.
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