Almaty (Kazakh: Алматы / Almatı / الماتى), an aa kent bi its umwhile names Verny (Roushie: Верный, "Faithful," prior tae 1921) an Alma-Ata (Roushie: Алма́-Ата́, atween 1921 an 1992), is the umwhile caipital an still lairgest ceety in Kazakhstan, wi a population o 1,348,500 (1 September 2008). This represents 9% o the population o the kintra.

Almaty

Alma-Ata
Алматы
Алма-Ата
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Coordinates: 43°16′39″N 76°53′45″E / 43.27750°N 76.89583°E / 43.27750; 76.89583
CountryKazakhstan
First settled10–9t century BC
Foondit1854
Incorporatit (ceety)1867
Govrenment
 • Akim (mayor)Akhmetzhan Yesimov
Area
 • Total324.8 km2 (125.4 sq mi)
Elevation
500–1700 m (1640–5577 ft)
Population
 (1 August 2010)[1]
 • Total1,477,564
 • Density4152/km2 (10,750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (UTC+6)
Postal code
050000–050063
Area code(s)+7 727[2]
ISO 3166-2ALA
License plateA
Websitehttp://www.almaty.kz

It wis the caipital o the Kazakh SSR an its successor Kazakhstan frae 1929 tae 1997. Despite losin its status as the caipital tae Nursultan in 1997, Almaty remains the major commercial centre o Kazakhstan. It is locatit in soothren Kazakhstan, near the mairch wi Kyrgyzstan.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Agency of statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Численность населения Республики Казахстан по областям с начала 2013 года до 1 февраля 2013 года (russisch; Excel-Datei; 55 kB).
  2. "Code Of Access". Almaly.almaty.kz. Retrieved 2 Januar 2012.