Information about the region

Information about the region

Akmola region is a region in Northern Kazakhstan. An enclave surrounded by the territory of the region is the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan, which is not administratively part of the region. Administrative center: the city of Kokshetau.

The region is located in close proximity to such developed regions of Russia as the Urals, Tyumen, Tomsk, Omsk and Novosibirsk regions, with which there are established long-term economic ties, and new ones are being developed. Economic ties with neighboring regions of Kazakhstan are being further developed. The tendency to expand the sales market for products manufactured in the region continues.

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146 219 sq. km.

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Neighboring regions and countries:

  • in the west - Kostanay
  • in the north - North Kazakhstan region
  • in the east - Pavlodar
  • in the south - Karaganda

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Climatic conditions

  • The climate is sharply continental.
  • Belongs to the West Siberian climatic region of the temperate zone.

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Geographical data

The Akmola region is poor in water. The rivers are shallow, non-navigable, fed by meltwater and to a lesser extent by ground sources. In summer, rivers often dry up, the water in them becomes salty. The main rivers of the Akmola region are: Yesil (Ishim (a tributary of the Irtysh) and its tributaries: Ters-Akkan-on the left, Zhabai, Koluton, etc. - on the right. Many rivers end in drainless lakes (the Nura, Selenta, and Ulenta rivers). Dozens of lakes occupy the basins of the melkosopochnik and the elevated plain of the Akmola region. The largest of them are the salt lakes Tengiz (near the border with the Karaganda region) about 40 km wide, Kalmyk-Kol, etc., smaller in size — freshwater Ala-Kol, Shoindi-Kol and many others. Due to the low-lying shores, many lakes change their outlines in strong winds.

About the region

The region consists of 17 districts and 2 cities of regional significance (city administrations):
  1. Akkol district (Alekseevsky) — Akkol (Alekseevka)
  2. Arshalynsky district (Vishnevsky) — Arshaly (Vishnevka)
  3. Astrakhan district — Astrakhan
  4. Atbasar district — Atbasar
  5. Bulandynsky district (Makinsky) - Makinsk
  6. Burabaysky district (Shchuchinsky) - Shchuchinsk
  7. Egindykolsky district (Krasnoznamensky) - Egindykol (Krasnoznamenskoye)
  8. Birzhan-sal district (Enbekshildersky) - Stepnyak
  9. Yerementau district — Yerementau
  10. Yesilsky district — Yesil
  11. Zhaksynsky district — Zhaksy
  12. Zharkainsky district (Derzhavinsky) - Derzhavinsk
  13. Zerendinsky district-Zerenda
  14. Korgalzhyn district — Korgalzhyn
  15.  Sandyktau district (Balkashinsky) - Balkashino
  16. Tselinogradsky district-Akmol
  17. Shortandinsky district-Shortandy
  18. city of Kokshetau-Kokshetau
  19. city of Stepnogorsk
  20. city of Kosshy
Districts include:
  • 8 cities of district subordination: Akkol, Atbasar, Derzhavinsk, Yesil, Yerementau, Makinsk, Stepnyak, Shchuchinsk
  • 15 settlements
  • 245 rural districts
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Population 733 555

(as of June 1, 2021, people)

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GRP 103,3

(reporting data, January-March 2021,%)

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Inflation 7,4

(June 2021 to December 2020,%)

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Average monthly salary 225 027

(I quarter of 2021, tenge)

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Unemployment rate 4,8

(I quarter of 2021,%)

*Excluding small businesses engaged in entrepreneurial activities.

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