Almaty Region

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Almaty Region
Алматы облысы
Алматинская область
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Map of Kazakhstan, location of Almaty Region highlighted
Map of Kazakhstan, location of Almaty Region highlighted
Coordinates: 45°0′N 78°0′E / 45.000°N 78.000°E / 45.000; 78.000Coordinates: 45°0′N 78°0′E / 45.000°N 78.000°E / 45.000; 78.000
Country Kazakhstan
Capital Taldykorgan
 • Akim Amandyk Batalov
 • Total 223,911 km2 (86,453 sq mi)
Population (2013-02-01)[2]
 • Total 1,949,837
 • Density 8.7/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone East (UTC+6)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+6)
Postal codes 040000
Area codes +7 (727), +7 (728)
ISO 3166 code KZ-ALM
Vehicle registration 05, B
Districts 16
Cities 10
Townships 15
Villages 769

Almaty is a region of Kazakhstan. Its capital is Taldykorgan, which has a population of 123,000. Population of the region: 1,807,894 (2009 Census results);[3] 1,557,269 (1999 Census results).[3] Almaty Region is the region which surrounds the city of Almaty. The region borders Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang in the People's Republic of China. Almaty Region has an area of 224,000 square kilometres. Much of the northwestern border of the region runs along Lake Balkhash, whose main affluent, the Ili River, is the most significant river of the region. The Trans-Ili Alatau branch of the Tian Shan Mountains extends from China and Kyrgyzstan into Almaty Region, along its southern border with Kyrgyzstan. Farther to the northeast, the Dzungarian Alatau runs along the region's border with China.

"Greater Almaty" became part of the trade routes of the Silk Road, which reached from China to western Asia and Europe.


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