Pavlodar Province (Kazakh: Павлодар облысы, Pavlodar oblısı) is a province of Kazakhstan. Its capital is the city of Pavlodar, which has a population of 322 851. The population of the province: 742,475 (2009 Census results); 806,983 (1999 Census results). Pavlodar borders Russia to the north, and also borders the following Kazakh provinces: Akmola (to the west), East Kazakhstan (to the south-east), North Kazakhstan (to the north-west), and Karagandy (to the south). Many people, especially Ukrainians, migrated to Pavlodar in Nikita Khrushchev's Virgin Lands Campaign.
The Irtysh River flows from the Altay Mountains in China to Russia through the province; the Irtysh–Karaganda Canal crosses the western part of the province, taking some of the river's water to Ekibastuz and Karaganda.
Bayanaul National Park is located in the province within 100 km of Ekibastuz.
The province is administratively divided into ten districts and the cities of Pavlodar, Aksu, and Ekibastuz.
- Aktogay District, with the administrative center in the selo of Aktogay;
- Bayanaul District, the selo of Bayanaul;
- Ertis District, the selo of Ertis;
- Kashyr District, the selo of Kashyr;
- Lebyazhye District, the selo of Akku;
- May District, the selo of Koktobe;
- Pavlodar District, the city of Pavlodar;
- Sharbakty District, the selo of Sharbakty;
- Uspen District, the selo of Uspenka;
- Zhelezin District, the selo of Zhelezinka.
Three localities in Pavlodar Province have town status. These are Pavlodar, Aksu, and Ekibastuz.
Demographics (2007 Jan)
The Irtysh and Ob
Rivers, and their basins.
Pavlodar province hosts a diverse range of ethnic groups:
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