Map of Kazakhstan, location of Almaty Region highlighted
|• Akim||Amandyk Batalov|
|• Total||223,911 km2 (86,453 sq mi)|
|• Density||8.7/km2 (23/sq mi)|
|Time zone||East (UTC+6)|
|• Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC+6)|
|Area codes||+7 (727), +7 (728)|
|ISO 3166 code||KZ-ALM|
|Vehicle registration||05, B|
Almaty is a region
of Kazakhstan. Its capital is
Taldykorgan, which has a
population of 123,000. Population of the region: 1,807,894 (2009 Census
1,557,269 (1999 Census results).
Almaty Region is the region which surrounds the city of Almaty. The region borders Kyrgyzstan and Xinjiang in the People's
Republic of China. Almaty Region has an area of 224,000 square kilometres.
Much of the northwestern border of the region runs along Lake Balkhash, whose main
affluent, the Ili
River, is the most significant river of the region. The Trans-Ili
Alatau branch of the Tian
Shan Mountains extends from China and Kyrgyzstan into Almaty Region,
along its southern border with Kyrgyzstan. Farther to the northeast, the
Dzungarian Alatau runs
along the region's border with China.
"Greater Almaty" became part of the trade routes of the Silk Road, which reached from China to western Asia and Europe.