Industrial cities of Kazakhstan –
Excursion, city tour of Temirtau –
Temirtau is a city, the center of Kazakhstan, the city is known throughout Kazakhstan and the CIS countries for the richness of its subsoil. Temirtau is a major industrial center of the republic. The Mittal Steel plant in Temirtau produces cast iron, steel, agglomerate, etc. These products provide all production, industries in Kazakhstan. In addition, the city exports its products to more than 60 countries. In Temirtau, the first president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev, worked, made a great contribution to production, received an education at the Karaganda State Industrial University. The first Kazakh cosmonaut Toktar Aubakirov also hails from the city of Temirtau. The structure of the industrial production of the city of Temirtau consists of the following industries: metalworking and metallurgical industry, chemical industry, food and flour industry, electric power industry, production of other non-metallic mineral products.
How to get there –
The city of Temirtau is located in the Karaganda region on the Nura River.
GPS coordinates of Temirtau city: 50°06'N 72°57'E
History, information –
Temirtau was founded in 1945 on the basis of the former village of Samarkand. The construction of the city and its industrial facilities is associated with the period of development of the Karaganda coal basin. The coal industry needed electricity, so the construction of a waterworks on the Nura River, near the village of Samarkand with a population of 200 people, 30 kilometers from the city of Karaganda, began. The construction of the waterworks was completed in 3 years. In 1942, the first turbo generator was put into operation at KarGRES. During the difficult years of the war, the State Defense Committee decided to build a metallurgical plant near the city of Karaganda. On December 31, 1944, the Kazakh Metallurgical Plant became one of the operating enterprises.
Aktau village near the city of Temirtau
The city of Temirtau includes an urban-type settlement of Aktau with a population of 6822 people. On the territory of the village there are three enterprises for the production of building materials. According to its economic specifics, the city of Temirtau is a large industrial center with a developed infrastructure.
In addition to the permanent routes in the city of Temirtau, 5 routes run along the beach route for the transportation of passengers in the summer. Temirtau is a highly cultured city, whose creative art collectives are also known outside the Republic. Cultural institutions daily give Temirtaus residents and guests of the city a full rest and spiritual satisfaction: a theater for children and youth, a museum of local lore, a city, a palace of culture, a park of culture and recreation, etc.
Monuments of the city of Temirtau
Monument to the Temirtau soldiers who died in the Great Patriotic War.On the foundation of the monument there is a plate with the names of Temirtau residents and internationalist soldiers who died during the Great Patriotic War. The monument was opened in 1974, the author is S. B. Nazaryan.
In 2000, a memorial monument was opened to the employees of the enterprise who died during the Great Patriotic War (on the eve of the 55th anniversary of Victory on the territory of KarGRES-1).
In 2001, the monument of Metallurgists was opened (author A. Bilyk, material - stainless steel and bronze).
In 2002, a memorial monument was opened for employees of the Department of Internal Affairs of the city of Temirtau who died in the line of duty (on the territory of the Department of Internal Affairs).