Birlik, Kazakhstan

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Birlik
Бiрлiк
Village
Birlik is located in Kazakhstan
Birlik
Birlik
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 43°18′29″N 77°8′30″E / 43.30806°N 77.14167°E / 43.30806; 77.14167Coordinates: 43°18′29″N 77°8′30″E / 43.30806°N 77.14167°E / 43.30806; 77.14167
Country Kazakhstan
Region Almaty Region
Elevation 3,000 ft (900 m)
Time zone Omsk Time (UTC+6)
ZIP code 040 308[1]

Birlik (Kazakh: Бiрлiк)[2] is a village (selo) in Talgar District of Almaty Region of south-eastern Kazakhstan.

Geography[edit]

It is located several kilometres to the west of the district's administrative centre Talgar and several kilometres southeast of the former capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty. It is directly accessed via a road from Almaty to Talgar. The main road leads west and then forks off to the northwest, joining the A351 highway which leads to the Turksib District in the eastern suburbs of Almaty and the airport. To the south of the village, across the main road, the area is mountainous and climbs dramatically from the approximate elevation of 900 metres in Birlik village.

In 1987, the village was a part of Belbulaksy Selsoviet when the country was part of the Soviet Union.[2]

Economy[edit]

Industrial factories are located to the north of the village. Given its proximity to Almaty and excellent international connections through the airport, very close to Birlik, Birlik is a developing settlement. In recent years there has been interest from investors,[3] including an Indian firm looking to develop beer factory production facilities in Birlik.[4]

In July 2003 it was reported that a Social Youth Service Centre was likely to open in Birlik as part of a scheme with Almaty Region to improve youth development.[5] A conference was held in which the Almaty Youth Association presented a plan for developments in the Almaty area to tackle problems of youth unemployment and drug abuse.

Biology[edit]

Botanical studies were conducted in the Birlik area in August 1999. Calligonum turbineum (C4) seeds were collected from near Birlik and examined.[6]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Алма-Атинская, Алматинская область Почтовые индексы (in Russian). Kazpi. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Alma-Ata Oblast. Administrative-Territorial Division", p. 21
  3. ^ "Қазақстан Respublikasynda тұрғын үй құрылысын дамытудың 2005-2007 жылдарға арналған memlekettik бағдарламасын iske Asir жөнiндегi IC-sharalar zhospary" (in Kazakh). hrc.nabrk.kz. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ Vaira, Virenda. "Virenda Vaira". International Trade at Solus Group of Companies. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Social Youth Service Centers will be established in Almaty region, Birlik youth association". Kazinform. July 4, 2003. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ Kocacinar, F. & Sage, R. F, (March 3, 2004) Department of Botany, University of Toronto

Sources[edit]

  • Исполком Алма-Атинского областного Совета народных депутатов. "Алма-Атинская область. Административно-территориальное деление". Алма-Ата, "Казахстан", 1987.