Kazakhstan Cities of Kazakhstan


Cities of Kazakhstan

Zhezkazgan

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Zhezkazgan (Dzhezkazgan) – is a beautiful green city, a generally accepted "copper pearl of the country." It is located in the heart of Kazakhstan, in the south-east from the mountains of Ulytau and the basin of the Kara-Kengir River. The climate of the region is sharply continental and dry, characterized by hot, dry summers and cold winters. Territory is exposed to prolonged dust storms.

Kostanay

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Kostanay (Kazakh: Костанай / Qostanay)Most Kostanai region associated with the virgin lands. But a hundred years ago the city was already a major trading center at the crossroads of Asia and Russia. One of British travelers in the early 20 th century called it in his diary, "the second Chicago", although there were ordinary-looking wooden houses, there was dust in the air and the streets were covered with sand. Development of virgin lands have transformed the city ...

Karagandy

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Karagandy (Kazakh: Караканды / Qarakandy), formerly known as Karaganda (Russian: Караганда, until 1993),Karagandy (Kazakh: Караканды / Qarakandy), formerly known as Karaganda (Russian: Караганда, until 1993), is the capital of Karagandy Province in Kazakhstan. It is the fourth most populous city in Kazakhstan, behind Almaty, Astana and Shymkent, with a population of 446,200 (as of 1 January 2006).[1] In the 1940s up to 70% of the city's inhabitants were ethnic Germans. Most of the ethnic …

Atyrau

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Atyrau (Kazakh: Атырау, Atyraw, pronounced;) formerly known as GuryevAtyrau (former Guriev) – is considered to be the Oil Capital of the country, a large industrial town in the western (European) part of Kazakhstan, situated near the northern coast of the Caspian Sea on both sides of the Ural River. The city is the hub of Atyrau region, according to the statistics from 2010, its population is 231 thousand people....

Aktobe

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Aktobe (Kazakh: Aqt?be), formerly known as Aktyubinsk (Russian: Актюбинск, until 1999)Aktobe – is a huge industrial city, which spreads over an area of 400 thousand square kilometers - the largest economic and cultural center of the western Kazakhstan. The city is located in the European part of the country, on the shore of Ilek - the left tributary of the Ural River, the central part of Subural plateau, which is a foothill valley with the height of 250-400 meters.

Aktau

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Aktau has a block address system–the streets of the city have no namesAktau – this is a small, washed by the Caspian Sea, a warm town, which is situated in south-western part of Kazakhstan, on the Mangyshlak Peninsula. Today, it is the regional center of Mangistau region, expanded in an area of 166 square kilometers and has a population of 173 thousand people....

Almaty

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21st century AlmatyPrehistoric Almaty During 1000–900 BCE in the Bronze Age the first farmers and cattle-breeders established settlements on the territory of Almaty. During the Saka’s period (from 700 BCE to the beginning of the Common Era), these lands were chosen for residence by Saka tribes and later Uisun tribes inhabiting the territory north of the Tian Shan mountain range. The evidences of these times …

Astana

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Astana. Akmola was announced the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan on December 10,1997Astana – is a new and beautiful capital of Kazakhstan, which already has contributed into the history of the young, rapidly growing state. The city is spread freely in the vast steppes of northern Kazakhstan, on the banks of the majestic river of Ishim, in place of its closest approach to the river, called Nura....