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Travel to Atyrau

Excursion trips around the cities of Western Kazakhstan

Sights of the city of Atyrau

Atyrau (until 1991 the city of Guryev) is a port city in Kazakhstan. It is the capital of the Atyrau region of the same name. The city is located in the northwestern part of Kazakhstan on the Ural River, 45 km from the northern shore of the Caspian Sea. Atyrau was founded in 1640 by the Guryev brothers, Russian merchants. Until 1708 the settlement was called Yaitsk (Nizhny Yaitsk). It was later named Guryev after its founders until it received its current name after the independence of Kazakhstan.

Important industries in the city of Atyrau are oil refining and the chemical industry, as well as engineering, fishing and meat processing. The city is the headquarters of the Tengizchevroil oil company, the largest oil company in Kazakhstan in terms of oil production. There is a river port in Atyrau. Atyrau is located on the international railway line from Astrakhan along the Volga to Orsk in Siberia. Lines depart from this route to Tashkent in Uzbekistan and Almaty.

  • Distance of the route: 15 km
  • Season time: all season
  • Best time: spring summer autumn
  • Group size: 1-10
  • Days & nights: 1 day

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