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Ulytau region

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New regions of Kazakhstan - Ulytau region

Ulytau region is a new region in the center of Kazakhstan, formed on June 8, 2022. The administrative center is the city of Zhezkazgan. The territory of the region is very picturesque, the nature of the region is incredibly beautiful, deserts and steppes prevail here, there are small lakes. The region borders in the south with Turkestan, in the southwest with Kyzylorda, in the southeast with Zhambyl, in the West with Aktobe, in the northwest with Kostanay, in the north and east with Karaganda regions.

How to get there, visit

Ulytau region is located in Kazakhstan, in the central part of the country.
GPS coordinates: 47°17′5.0914″N 68°21′11.9862″E

Information, history

On March 16, 2022, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, in a message to the people of Kazakhstan at a joint meeting of the chambers of parliament, noted that Ulytau region would be formed from part of the Karaganda region. On the territory of the former Zhezkazgan region, it is necessary to create the Ulytau region. The city of Zhezkazgan will again become a regional center. The creation of an autonomous region in this region is an important decision not only economically, but also spiritually. The region was formed on June 8, 2022 in accordance with the Decree of the President of Kazakhstan. It should be noted that its territory is smaller than the territory of the former Zhezkazgan region (until 1997 it included Shet, Aktogay districts, the cities of Balkhash and Priozersk). The region consists of 2 districts and 3 cities of regional significance, the city of Zhezkazgan, the city of Karazhal, and the city of Satpayev.

Ulytau region in Kazakhstan


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