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Akmola region in Kazakhstan

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Akmola region is an administrative-territorial unit located in the north of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It was founded in 1939. In 1961-1992 it was renamed the Tselinograd region. It borders in the north with North Kazakhstan, in the east with Pavlodar, in the south with Karaganda, in the West with Kostanay regions. It is divided into 14 rural, 2 urban administrative districts. The administrative center is the city of Kokshetau.

How to get there

Akmola region is located in the northwestern part of Saryarka, in the steppe belt in the upper reaches of the Yesil River in the north of Kazakhstan. GPS coordinates of Akmola region: 52°0'N 69°0'E


In the north of Akmola region there are spurs of the Kokshetau ridge (Sandyktau, Dombyryly, etc.). The western, central, eastern parts of the region are occupied by the plains of Yesil, Atbasar, Selety. The Korgalzhyn depression is located in the southwest. On the western side of the region, the eastern tip of the Turgai Plateau passes to the Yesil River. The right bank of the Yesil River borders the Atbasar plains. In the south-east there is a picturesque forest Yerementau district.


Akmola region is one of the five leaders of the tourist region of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The tourist cluster of the region includes more than 700 enterprises in the field of tourism (407 accommodation facilities, 45 sanatorium-resort institutions, 178 roadside service entities, 68 travel agencies licensed to carry out tourist activities. The cultural and historical segment of the cluster consists of 900 monuments, most of which are protected by the state and are used to provide sightseeing programs. There are about 80 tourist destinations in the region, successfully implemented by tour operators and included in the state register of tourist routes. In particular, tour operators have developed tourist routes to historical and sacred places of Kokshetau, Burabai, Zerendinsky, Korgalzhyn and Yerementau districts and Birzhan Sal district of Akmola region. Of these, 8 are on approved shrines.

Rivers, lakes

The largest rivers of Yesil, its tributaries are Kalkutan, Zhabai, Terisakkan, Nura, Selety, Ulenty, Kulanotpes, etc. The largest freshwater lakes are Korgalzhyn, Kozhakol, Sholakshalar, Balyktykol, Kunstyshalkar, etc. Large salt lakes include Tengiz, Kerey, Itemgen, Kipchak, Mamai, Bolshaya Saryoba and Selety.

Flora and fauna

73 plant genera are found on the territory of Akmola region. Mainly on the floodplains of rivers and the shores of lakes, grass and grass meadows grow, on small hills-pine, birch, aspen, various shrubs. There are 55 species of mammals, 80 species of birds, 8 species of reptiles, 3 species of amphibians, 30 species of fish. The forests in the north of the region are inhabited by elk, Siberian roe deer, lynx, white hare, squirrel, European hedgehog, forest birds (partridge, woodpecker thrush, partridge, etc.)The lakes are inhabited by flamingos, goose, duck, etc. In the waters there are carp, catfish, perch, pike. On the territory of the region there are state reserves Korgalzhyn, Ereimentau, Atbasar.

Natural resources

The region is rich in minerals and occupies one of the leading places in the mineral resource complex of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Gold, uranium, bauxite, ink, copper, molybdenum, cobalt, coal, kaolin clay, quartz sand, building materials, etc. are extracted from ore riches in the territory of Akmola region.

Akmola region in Kazakhstan


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