Aksu city in Pavlodar region Kazakhstan
Aksu is a Kazakhstan city located in the Pavlodar region. It is located 50 kilometers south of Pavlodar. Aksu stands on the left bank of the Irtysh River. Representatives of different nationalities constantly live in Aksu: Kazakhs, Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Germans, Tatars, Chechens, Moldavians, Azerbaijanis.
The history of the city begins in the late 19th century, when coal deposits were discovered in the area of Lake Ekibastuz. For Kazakhstan, which poured into the capitalist economy, this field was very important. Here, the first attempts were made to mine coal in a new way - through mines. For the export of coal, a railway was built from the Irtysh to Ekibastuz. The village founded here was originally called Yermak. In the early 1960s, new large objects of ferrous metallurgy began to be built here, as well as the power industry began to develop actively, and a power station was built.
The village was transformed into a city. In 1993, Ermak was renamed Aksu.
Today, the main city-forming industrial enterprises in Aksu are the power plant and the Aksu ferroalloy plant. The city employs about 900 small and medium-sized businesses, employing four thousand people. The Irtysh-Karaganda Canal named after Satpayev is an important object for the strategic development of the city. He is the main supplier of drinking water to various regions of Kazakhstan.
Representatives of various religions live in the city, for whom an Orthodox church, a mosque, a community of evangelical Baptists, a seventh-day Adventist Christian church were built, and the Jehovah's Witnesses association also operates. The field of education in Aksu is served by fifty institutions: kindergartens, schools, lyceums, houses of children's creativity.