Shymkent

  • shymkent

    shymkent
    Шымкент
    شىمكەنت
    ordabasy plaza (shymkent).jpg
    shymkent tullip fountain.jpg
    montage of shymkent
    shymkent is located in kazakhstan
    shymkent
    shymkent
    location in kazakhstan
    coordinates: 42°19′0″n 69°35′45″e / 42°19′0″n 69°35′45″e / 42.31667; 69.59583
    countrykazakhstan
    founded12th century
    government
     • akimerlan aytakhanov
    area
     • total1,162.8 km2 (449.0 sq mi)
    elevation
    506 m (1,660 ft)
    population
     (2018 est.)[1]
     • total1,002,291
     • density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
    time zoneutc+6 (btt)
    postal code
    160000
    area code(s)(+7) 7252
    shymkent.gov.kz/en

    shymkent (kazakh: shymkent, Шымкент, شىمكەنت; yañalif: Şьmkent; kazakh pronunciation: [ʃɯmˈkɛnt]), known until 1993 as chimkent[2] (uzbek: chimkent, Чимкент, چىمكېنت; yañalif: Çimkent (uzbek pronunciation: [tʃɨmˈkɛnt])); russian: Чимкент, romanizedČimkent (russian pronunciation: [ˈtɕɨmˈkʲɛnt])), is a city in kazakhstan. it is near the border with uzbekistan. it is one of three kazakh cities which have the status equal to that of a region (the city of republican significance[3]). it is the third most populous city in kazakhstan, only behind almaty and nur-sultan, with an estimated population of 1,002,291 as of june 1, 2018.[1] because shymkent has never been capital of kazakhstan, it is therefore the most populous of kazakhstan's cities in terms of cities that have never been capital. according to regional and city officials, the millionth resident of shymkent was born on 17 may 2018.[4] it is a regional cultural centre.

    shymkent is situated 690 kilometres (430 mi) west of almaty and 1,483 kilometres (920 mi) south of nur-sultan. it is also 120 kilometres (75 mi) to the north of toshkent, uzbekistan.

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Shymkent

Shymkent
Шымкент
شىمكەنت
Ordabasy Plaza (Shymkent).jpg
Shymkent Tullip fountain.jpg
Montage of Shymkent
Shymkent is located in Kazakhstan
Shymkent
Shymkent
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 42°19′0″N 69°35′45″E / 42°19′0″N 69°35′45″E / 42.31667; 69.59583
CountryKazakhstan
Founded12th century
Government
 • AkimErlan Aytakhanov
Area
 • Total1,162.8 km2 (449.0 sq mi)
Elevation
506 m (1,660 ft)
Population
 (2018 est.)[1]
 • Total1,002,291
 • Density860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (BTT)
Postal code
160000
Area code(s)(+7) 7252
shymkent.gov.kz/en

Shymkent (Kazakh: Shymkent, Шымкент, شىمكەنت; Yañalif: Şьmkent; Kazakh pronunciation: [ʃɯmˈkɛnt]), known until 1993 as Chimkent[2] (Uzbek: Chimkent, Чимкент, چىمكېنت; Yañalif: Çimkent (Uzbek pronunciation: [tʃɨmˈkɛnt])); Russian: Чимкент, romanizedČimkent (Russian pronunciation: [ˈtɕɨmˈkʲɛnt])), is a city in Kazakhstan. It is near the border with Uzbekistan. It is one of three Kazakh cities which have the status equal to that of a region (the city of republican significance[3]). It is the third most populous city in Kazakhstan, only behind Almaty and Nur-Sultan, with an estimated population of 1,002,291 as of June 1, 2018.[1] Because Shymkent has never been capital of Kazakhstan, it is therefore the most populous of Kazakhstan's cities in terms of cities that have never been capital. According to regional and city officials, the millionth resident of Shymkent was born on 17 May 2018.[4] It is a regional cultural centre.

Shymkent is situated 690 kilometres (430 mi) west of Almaty and 1,483 kilometres (920 mi) south of Nur-Sultan. It is also 120 kilometres (75 mi) to the north of Toshkent, Uzbekistan.

Culture

Shymkent has throughout its 2200 year history been under many different cultural influences of its controlling civilizations.[5] Shymkent serves as the Cultural Capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2020.[6]