Central Mosque Almaty

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Central Mosque Almaty
Almaty ortalyq meshiti
Almaty Central Mosque.jpg
Religion
AffiliationHanafi
LeadershipYesmagambet Nurbek
Location
LocationAlmaty, Kazakhstan
Geographic coordinates43°16′06″N 76°57′12″E / 43.268438°N 76.953324°E / 43.268438; 76.953324Coordinates: 43°16′06″N 76°57′12″E / 43.268438°N 76.953324°E / 43.268438; 76.953324
Architecture
Architect(s)Sultan Baimagambetov
Zhanabayev Sharapov
Kazbek Zharylgapov
TypeMosque
StyleIslamic
Groundbreaking1996
Completed1999
Specifications
Capacity7000
Dome height (outer)36 m
Dome dia. (outer)20 m
Website
http://www.azan.kz/

Almaty Central Mosque (Kazakh: Almaty ortalyq meshiti) is one of the largest mosques in Almaty, and in Kazakhstan. Designed for 7000 visitors, it was built on the site of the old mosque that dated to 1890 and caught fire in 1987. The foundation of the mosque was laid in 1993.[1] Construction was completed in 1999.[2] In 2000, the large dome was decorated by verses from the Quran rendered by Turkish calligraphers.

On December 22, 2006, the National Bank of Kazakhstan depicted the mosque on a limited-edition 500-tenge coin of sterling silver.

Mosque in Tenge coin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Central Mosque of Almaty - Religion - Almaty". www.almaty-hotels.net. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Central Mosque Almaty - Almaty Kazakhstan". Retrieved 9 August 2018.