What town, once a fishing mecca, is now a desert with a “cemetery of ships” due to the shrinking Aral Sea – 2017

What town, once a fishing mecca, is now a desert with a “cemetery of ships” due to the shrinking Aral Sea




Mo‘ynoq (Muynak)
Mo‘ynoq also spelled as Muynak and Moynaq (Uzbek: Mo‘ynoq / Мўйноқ; Karakalpak: Moynaq / Мойнақ; Russian: Муйнак/Muynak) is a city in northern Karakalpakstan in western Uzbekistan. Formerly a sea port, now home to only a few thousand residents at most, Mo‘ynoq’s population has been declining precipitously since the 1980s due to the recession of the Aral Sea.




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