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Kurchum (East Kazakhstan region)

Travel to the village of Kurchum from Ust-KamenogorskKurchum attractions

Kurchum is a settlement founded in 1914, since 1927 it has been the district center and was called the village of Kumash or Kumashkino. In 1965, the village of Kumash was renamed the village of Kurchum. The historical name of the location of the village of Kurchum is "Akaral" (in some sources Karachilik). The population in 2009 was 8,490 (4,133 males and 4,357 females).

How to get there, visit

The village of Kurchum is located 210 km south of the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, located on the left bank of the Kurchum river, Kurchum district of East Kazakhstan region, the center of the district and Kurchum rural district.
GPS coordinates: 48°34'20"N 83°39'15"E

Information, history

The village of Kurchum is located in a picturesque area of the Kazakh Altai, there is beautiful nature here, the village is located on the famous tourist route through the Katon-Karagai Nature Reserve. The territory of the East Kazakhstan region has undergone many administrative and territorial reforms over the past hundred years. Part of Timofeevskaya volost of Altai-Kurchum, Narym, Bukhtarma counties, donations. Narymsky volosts of Zaisansky Uyezd, part of Bukensky volosts of Ust-Kamenogorsk Uyezd in 1928 were merged into one of the 23 districts of Semipalatinsk Uyezd. The district center is the city of Semey, the administrative center is the village of Kumash. During Omar's reign, in 1898, a Tatar merchant named Kumash built shops, warehouses, straw houses here and until 1957 the village of Kurchum was called "Kumashkino".

Kurchum village in East Kazakhstan region


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