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Photo tour of Aktobe

Travel from Almaty to Aktobe

The sights of the city of Aktobe

Aktobe City in Kazakhstan, until 1999 Aktobinsk; Literally translates as a "white hill". The city of Aktobe is located in the north-west of the country, on the Ilek River, near the border with Russia, about 220 kilometers south of Orenburg, the city is the administrative center and the largest city in the Aktobe region.

The city of Aktobe was founded in 1869 as a fortress by Russian troops. Back in 1891, this place received urban law and was classified as the Turgai region. Especially in Soviet times, since the 1940s, the economic development of the city began. Due to the proximity of large deposits of raw materials, especially chromite, Aktobe became a large industrial city.

In Aktobe, the two most famous buildings of the city are the Nurgasyr mosque and the Russian Orthodox St. Nicholas Cathedral. Both were built in the city park from 2006 to 2008. On the 140th anniversary of the city in 2009, a boulevard was opened, connecting the Nurgasyr mosque and Nikolsky Cathedral. Another large mosque is the Nurdaulet mosque.

After gaining independence, Aktobe turned into the center of the oil industry. Aktobe is an administrative center for half -dozen Kazakhstani and international oil companies that are being developed, large oil fields in the Aktobinsk region.

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

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