Nature in Aktobe Province
Map of Kazakhstan, location of Aktobe Province highlighted
|• Akim||Arkhimed Mukhambetov|
|• Total||300,629 km2 (116,074 sq mi)|
|• Density||2.7/km2 (6.9/sq mi)|
|Time zone||West (UTC+5)|
|• Summer (DST)||not observed (UTC+5)|
|Area codes||+7 (713)|
|ISO 3166 code||KZ-AKT|
|Vehicle registration||04, D|
Aktobe (Kazakh: Ақтөбе облысы, Aqtöbe oblısı, اقتوبە وبلىسى) is a province of Kazakhstan. The Aktobe provincial capital is the city of Aktobe, with a population of more than 340,000. The province itself has a population 678,900. The area of the province is 300,600 square kilometers, making it the second largest province of Kazakhstan, after Karagandy Province. Aktobe Province borders Russia to the north and Uzbekistan to the south, and also borders six other Kazakh provinces: the Atyrau Province to the west, the Mangystau Province to the south-west, the Karagandy Province to the east, the Kostanay Province to the north-east, the Kyzylorda Province to the south-east, and the West Kazakhstan Province to the north-west. The Ilek River, a tributary of the Ural River, flows through the province. The name "Aktobe" comes from Kazakh "Ақ" (white) and "төбе" (hill); supposedly, Aktobe's initial settlers were able to see white mountains far to the north.
According to the national census of 2009, the area's population was 779542 persons, 407217 women and 372325 men. Kazakhs — 614961 persons (79%), unlike in other areas of the country they form an overwhelming majority of the population of the area. There are a lot of Russians, Tatars, Ukrainians, Germans, Koreans, Moldavians, Jews, Armenians, Chechens and others in the area as well.
- Alga District, with the administrative center in the town of Alga;
- Ayteke Bi District, the selo of Komsomol;
- Bayganin District, the selo of Karauilkeldy;
- Kargaly District, the settlement of Badamsha;
- Khromtau District, the town of Khromtau;
- Kobda District, the aul of Kobda;
- Martuk District, the selo of Martuk;
- Mugalzhar District, the town of Kandyagash;
- Oiyl District, the selo of Oiyl;
- Shalkar District, the town of Shalkar;
- Temir District, the town of Temir;
- Yrgyz District, the selo of Yrgyz.
Eight localities in Aktobe Province have town status. These are Aktobe, Alga, Embi, Kandyagash, Khromtau, Shalkar, Temir, and Zhem. Two more localiies - Shubarkuduk and Shubarshi - have status of urban-type settlement.
- 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).
- Official site - General Information
- "Выбор района" (in Russian). Департамент статистики Актюбинской области. Retrieved 1 June 2012.
- "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
- Осадчий, Uеоргий (March 10, 2011). "Город: сила притяжения" (in Russian). Актюбинский вестник. Retrieved 2 June 2012.
- Official Site (in Kazakh and Russian)
||West Kazakhstan Province||Russia||Kostanay Province|
|Atyrau Province||Karagandy Province|
|Mangystau Province||Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan||Kyzylorda Province|