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ALMATY REGION

Territory, 1000 sq. km 428.0
Number of districts 16
Number of cities 10
Number of villages 16
Established 1932
Geografical characteristics
Northern part is inclined to the Balkhash lake plateau. In south mountain ranges of Zailiyskiy and Dzhungarskiy Alatau.
Climate Sharply continental on the plateaus and softer on the foothills
Average temperature January -14 °C, July +24 °C.
Ethnic groups Kazakh (35.3%), russian (34.7%)
Mineral resources coal, marble, granite.
Industrial centers Almaty, Taldykorgan.
Average salary per moth in 1997 70 USD

Highlights of Almaty region

§ MEDEO & CHYMBULAK § ZENKOV CATHEDRAL § BIG ALMATY LAKE
§ KOL-SAI LAKES § TAMGALY TAS § CHARYN CANYON
§ ALTYN EMEL

 

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