Ridder ( Kazakh and Russian: Риддер), formerly known as Leninogorsk ( Russian: , 1941–2002) is a city in the Лениногорск East Kazakhstan Province in north-eastern Kazakhstan. Population: 50,500 (2009 Census results); 56,269 (1999 Census results). [1 ] [1 ]
Ridder is located at north-east of the region's capital,
Oskemen. Its surroundings are dominated by the foothills of the Altay Mountains.
History [ edit ]
Ridder was founded in 1786, receiving the rights of a town in 1934. Until 1941 it carried its present name, named after
Philip Ridder who discovered the local ore deposits. In 1941 the town was renamed Leninogorsk, in 2002 it once more received its old name of Ridder. [2 ]
Economy [ edit ]
Ridder is a center of mining operations and processing of nonferrous metals. Other branches of industry include wood and textile industry, food production, and mechanical engineering.
Transport [ edit ]
European route E40, originating in Calais, France, has its eastern terminus in Ridder. Over 8,000 kilometres (5,000 mi) long, it is the longest European route.
Ethnic Composition [ edit ]
Points of interest [ edit ]
Points of interest include a local
museum and a botanical garden.
In March 2013, Ridder hosted the
World Ski Orienteering Championships.
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