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Ust-Kamenogorsk City

Traveling from Almaty to Ust-Kamenogorsk -

City tour of Ust-Kamenogorsk -

Ust-Kamenogorsk is the center of industry, culture and administration of the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk in the East Kazakhstan region. The city was founded in 1720 in the eastern part of Kazakhstan at the mouth of the Irtysh and Ulba rivers and covers an area of 54.4 thousand hectares. The city's population is 333,112 people. Ust-Kamenogorsk is one of the most beautiful cities in Kazakhstan and is considered one of the centers of non-ferrous metallurgy in Kazakhstan. The leading industries in the region are the production of non-ferrous metals and mechanical engineering.

How to get there, visit -

The city of Ust-Kamenogorsk is located at the mouth of the Irtysh and Ulba rivers in the East Kazakhstan region, Republic of Kazakhstan.
GPS coordinates: 49°59′N 82°37′E

Information, history -

The city of Ust-Kamenogorsk was founded in 1720 at the confluence of the Irtysh and Ulba rivers as a fortress and trading post called Ust-Kamennaya. The fortress was founded by order of the Russian Emperor Peter the Great, who sent a military expedition led by Major Ivan Vasilyevich. In 1868 the city became the capital of the Semipalatinsk region. During the Soviet period, the city became an important mining and metallurgical center. The extraction of non-ferrous metals remains important, especially uranium, beryllium, tantalum, copper, lead, silver and zinc. It is a center for prefabricated housing construction and the production of reinforced concrete products. The city's post-war industrial history is very closely tied to the Soviet atomic bomb project, so the city remained closed to outsiders. One of the main industrial enterprises, the Ulba Metal Plant (UMZ), which produced and continues to produce uranium products, was kept in complete secrecy.

Attractions -

In the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk there are such attractions as: regional museum of local lore, regional architectural-ethnographic and natural-landscape museum-reserve, art museum, monument to Abai, regional library named after A.S. Pushkin, centralized library system named after Oralkhan Bokey, drama theater named after Zhambyl, regional philharmonic society, regional house of friendship of peoples, palace of culture of metallurgists, sports palace named after Boris Alexandrov.

Ust-Kamenogorsk city, East Kazakhstan region


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