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Astana

Astana – 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. […]

Almaty

Almaty and Alma-Ata – is the former capital of the country and one of the most beautiful cities at the foot of the emerald ridges of the Tien Shan. It is located on the south-east of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau at a height of 600 to 1650 meters […]

Aktau

Aktau – 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. Its birth city owes […]

Aktobe

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 […]

Atyrau

Atyrau (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, […]

Karagandy

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 […]

Kostanay

Kostanay (Kazakh: Костанай / Qostanay), formerly known as Kustanay (Russian: Кустанай, until 1997) and Nikolayevsk (Russian: Николаевск, until 1895), is a city located in the northern part of Kazakhstan at the Tobol River. The population living in Kostanay is 223,600 people. Kostanay is the capital of Kostanay Province. Public institutions In Kostanay there are 8 […]

Zhezkazgan

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 […]

Baykonur

Baikonur (that means «fertile land» in Kazakh) – is a small town in the Kyzylorda region of Kazakhstan, located on the right, the high bank in a bend of the Syr Darya River. The climate here is sharply continental arid, characterized by long hot, dry summers and cold with little snow, very windy winters. Starting […]

Reserves of Kazakhstan

There are many reserves or national parks which save the flora and fauna of these unique environment in Kazakhstan. Among them are national parks Altyn Emel and Bayanul, reserves Aksu-Dzhabagly, Naurzumskiy, Usturtskiy and Markakolskiy. Aksu-Djabagli. Aksu-Djabagli is the oldest reserve of Kazakhstan and the first in Central Asia received status of biospheric reserve of UNESCO […]