Akmola Region

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Akmola Region
Ақмола облысы
Акмолинская область
Region
The center of Kokshetau
The center of Kokshetau
Coat of arms of Akmola Region
Coat of arms
Map of Kazakhstan, location of Akmola Region highlighted
Map of Kazakhstan, location of Akmola Region highlighted
Coordinates: 52°0′N 69°0′E / 52.000°N 69.000°E / 52.000; 69.000Coordinates: 52°0′N 69°0′E / 52.000°N 69.000°E / 52.000; 69.000
Country  Kazakhstan
Capital Kokshetau
Government
 • Akim Kosman Aytmukhametov
Area[1]
 • Total 146,219 km2 (56,455 sq mi)
Population (2013-02-01)[2]
 • Total 733,113
 • Density 5.0/km2 (13/sq mi)
Postal codes 020000
Area codes +7 (717)
ISO 3166 code KZ-AKM
Vehicle registration 03, C
Districts 17
Cities 8
Townships 14
Villages 671
Website akmo.gov.kz

Akmola Region (Kazakh: Ақмола облысы, Aqmola oblısı, اقمولاوبلىسى Russian: Акмолинская область, Akmolinskaya oblast) is a centrally located region of Kazakhstan. Its capital is Kokshetau. The capital of the whole country, Astana, is enclosed by the region, but is politically separate from Akmola Region. The region's population is 748,300; Kokshetau's is 124,000. The area is 146,200 square kilometers. It and Karagandy Region are Kazakhstan's only two regions which don't touch the country's outer borders. Akmola Region borders North Kazakhstan Region in the north, Pavlodar Region in the east, Karagandy Region in the south, and Kostanay Region in the west. Some gold and coal mining occur in the area.

Etymology[edit]

Aqmola or Akmola in Kazakh language means the white burial.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic Kazakhs account for 43.5% of the population in the 2009 census, compared to 36.5% for Russians.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The region is administratively divided into seventeen districts and the cities of Kokshetau and Stepnogorsk.[4]

  1. Akkol District, with the administrative center in the town of Akkol;
  2. Arshaly District, the settlement of Arshaly;
  3. Astrakhan District, selo of Astrakhanka;
  4. Atbasar District, the town of Atbasar;
  5. Bulandy District, the town of Makinsk;
  6. Burabay District, the town of Shchuchinsk;
  7. Egindikol District, the selo of Egindikol;
  8. Enbekshilder District, the town of Stepnyak;
  9. Ereymentau District, the town of Ereymentau;
  10. Esil District, the town of Esil;
  11. Korgalzhyn District, the selo of Korgalzhyn;
  12. Sandyktau District, the selo of Balkashino;
  13. Shortandy District, the settlement of Shortandy;
  14. Tselinograd District, the selo of Akmol;
  15. Zerendi District, the selo of Zerendi;
  16. Zhaksy District, the settlement of Zhaksy;
  17. Zharkain District, the town of Derzhavinsk.

The following ten localities in Akmola Region have town status:[4] Akkol, Atbasar, Derzhavinsk, Ereymentau, Esil, Kokshetau, Makinsk, Shchuchinsk, Stepnogorsk, and Stepnyak.

Notable residents[edit]

  • David Rigert, weightlifter, Olympic champion, 5x world champion (light-heavyweight and heavyweight), 68 world records

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official site - General Information
  2. ^ Agency of statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Численность населения Республики Казахстан по областям с началa 2013 года до 1 февраля 2013 года (russisch; Excel-Datei; 55 kB).
  3. ^ ru:Акмолинская область
  4. ^ a b "Акиматы районов, г. Петропавловска" (in Russian). Официальный интернет-ресурс Северо-Казахстанской области. Retrieved 23 June 2012.