List of cities in Kazakhstan

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Provinces and main cities of Kazakhstan

The following is a list of cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants in Kazakhstan. The names of many places have been changed during the last century, sometimes more than once. Wherever possible, the old names have been included and linked to the new ones.

Insignia Name English Name Kazakh Previous name City since 1979 1989 1999 2008 Status [1] Province
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Aktau Ақтау
Aqtaw
Shevchenko 1963 0 159245 143396 180373 2 Mangystau Province
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Aktobe Ақтөбе
Aqtöbe
Aktubinsk 1880 190569 253532 253088 285507 2 Aktobe Province
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Almaty Алматы
Almatı
Verniy, Верный, Alma-Ata, Алма́-Ата́ 1867 909644 1127884 1129356 1328362 1 Capital 1929 - 1997
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Arkalyk Арқалық
Arqalıq
1965 47963 62367 45700 56614 4 Kostanay Province
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Astana Астана
Astana
Akmola, Akmolinsk, Tselinograd 1831 233638 277365 312965 389189 1 Capital
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Atyrau Атырау
Atıraw
Guryev 1885 130916 149261 142497 158308 2 Atyrau province
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Baikonur Байқоңыр
Bayqoñır
Leninsk 1969 74700 60200 59452 1
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Balqash Балқаш
Balqaş
1937 78145 86742 81100 86897 3 Karagandy Province
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Zhezkazgan Жезқазған
Jezqazğan
Dzhezkazgan 1954 89200 107053 103400 112154 3 Karagandy Province
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Karagandy Қарағанды
Qarağandı
1934 571877 507318 436864 451800 2 Karagandy Province
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Kentau Кентау
Kentaw
1955 62991 63784 58100 60799 4 South Kazakhstan Province
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Kyzylorda Қызылорда
Qızılorda
1867 156128 150425 157364 182929 2 Kyzylorda Province
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Kokshetau Көкшетау
Kökşetaw
Kokchetav 1862 103162 135424 123389 132753 2 Akmola Province
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Kostanay Қостанай
Qostanay
Kustanay 1893 164500 223558 221429 249395 2 Kostanay Province
Zhanaozen Жаңаөзен
Jañaözen
Noviy Uzen' 1968 34000 48300 51100 60796 3 Mangystau Province
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Pavlodar Павлодар
Pavlodar
1861 272895 329681 320400 354809 2 Pavlodar Province
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Petropavl Петропавл
Petropavl
Petropavlovsk 1807 206559 239606 216300 208547 2 North Kazakhstan Province
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Ridder Риддер
Ridder
1934 68135 68730 56269 54252 3 East Kazakhstan Province
Saran Сараң
Sarañ
1954 54878 63900 48500 49082 3 Karagandy Province
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Satpayev Сәтбаев
Sätbayev
1973 48700 59343 62900 73874 3 Karagandy Province
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Semey Семей
Semey
Alash-kala, Semipalatinsk 1782 282574 317112 292500 312136 3 East Kazakhstan Province
Stepnogorsk Степногорск
Stepnogorsk
1964 46700 63300 50900 47705 3 Akmola Province
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Taldykorgan Талдықорған
Taldıqorğan
1944 87948 118623 107100 114728 2 Almaty Province
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Taraz Тараз
Taraz
Talas, Zhambyl, Aulie-Ata ancient 263793 303961 330125 398233 2 Jambyl Province
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Temirtau Теміртау
Temirtaw
1945 213026 213551 181800 179520 3 Karagandy Province
Turkistan Түркістан
Türkistan
ancient 66741 77692 87600 109673 3 South Kazakhstan Province
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Oral Орал
Oral
Uralsk 1613 167352 199522 212900 255489 2 West Kazakhstan Province
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Oskemen Өскемен
Öskemen
Ust'-Kamenogorsk 1868 274287 322221 310950 344421 2 East Kazakhstan Province
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Shymkent Шымкент
Şımkent
Chimkent middle ages 321535 380091 390200 454583 2 South Kazakhstan Province
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Shakhtinsk Шахтинск
Şaxtinsk
1961 50382 65600 54800 54748 3 Karagandy Province
Schuchinsk Щучинск
Şçuçinsk
1939 55500 47900 50128 4 Akmola Province
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Ekibastuz Екібастұз
Ekibastuz
1957 65871 135006 137200 158165 3 Pavlodar Province

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