The area of the city of Atyrau has expanded by another administrative unit - the suburban village of Balykshi, situated to the south, has been merged into Atyrau.
A relevant decision was adopted by the city council.
As is known, the head of state had instructed to optimize the number of rural districts in the country, which are within 5km around big cities.
The area of Balykshi rural district, where now live 27,877 people, is 1,703 hectares.
The administrative unit comprises five inhabited localities - the village of Balykshi itself and Ak Zhaik, Vodnikov, Kokarna, Kursai settlements.