North Kazakhstan Region

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North Kazakhstan Region
Солтүстік Қазақстан облысы
Северо-Казахстанская область
Reka Ishim Petropavlovskij gidrouzel.jpg
Coat of arms of North Kazakhstan Region
Coat of arms
Map of Kazakhstan, location of North Kazakhstan Region highlighted
Map of Kazakhstan, location of North Kazakhstan Region highlighted
Coordinates: 54°53′N 69°10′E / 54.883°N 69.167°E / 54.883; 69.167Coordinates: 54°53′N 69°10′E / 54.883°N 69.167°E / 54.883; 69.167
Country  Kazakhstan
Capital Petropavl
 • Akim Samat Yeskendirov
 • Total 97,993 km2 (37,835 sq mi)
Population (2013-02-01)[2]
 • Total 579,403
 • Density 5.9/km2 (15/sq mi)
Time zone East (UTC+6)
 • Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+6)
Postal codes 150000
Area codes +7 (715)
ISO 3166 code KZ-SEV
Vehicle registration 15, T
Districts 13
Cities 5
Villages 208

North Kazakhstan Region (Russian: Северо-Казахстанская область tr. Severo-Kazakhstanskaya oblast) (Kazakh: Солтүстік Қазақстан облысы, Soltüstik Qazaqstan oblısı) is a region of Kazakhstan, with a population of 665,800. Its capital is Petropavl, with a population of 193,300 people. The region borders Russia to the north, and also borders three other Kazakhstan regions: Akmola Region to the south, Pavlodar Region to the east and Kostanay Region to the west. The area of the region is 98,040 km2 (37,850 sq mi), making it the fourth smallest of all the regions of Kazakhstan. The Ishim (Esil) River, a tributary of the Irtysh River, flows from Karagandy Region to Russia through North Kazakhstan Region.


The major ethnic groups are as follows:

Year 1989 1999 2006 2009
Russians 51.49% Decrease 49.79% Decrease 48.5% Decrease 48.25%
Kazakhs 22.59% Increase 29.57% Increase 32.3% Increase 35.89%
Ukrainians 7.73% Decrease 6.47% Decrease 6.3% Decrease 4.55%
Germans 9.51% Decrease 5.67% Decrease 3.9% Decrease 2.7%
Poles 2.51% Increase 2.58% Increase 2.7% Steady 2.7%
Tatars 1.80% Decrease 1.54% Increase 2.2% Increase 2.3%
Belarusians 2.89% Decrease 2.46% Decrease 1.2% Steady 1.2%
Other (Mostly Greeks, Mordvins, & Uzbeks) 2.18% Decrease 2.11% Increase 2.9% Decrease 2.11%
Total 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Sources: Russian Wikipedia[3]

The population — about 725,000 inhabitants.

The national structure also considerably varies between rural and urban areas. So, in Petropavlovsk, Russians comprise 71.12% of the population, while in Ualihanovsky, Kazakhs comprise 86.04% of the population. The largest Polish population in Kazakhstan lives in the area.

Besides, North Kazakhstan region was a unique area in Kazakhstan with a natural decline in population; however, since 2008, there was a natural population increase.

Administrative divisions[edit]

The region is administratively divided into thirteen districts and the city of Petropavl.[4]

  1. Akkayin District, with the administrative center in the selo of Smirnovo;
  2. Akzhar District, the selo of Talshik;
  3. Aiyrtau District, the selo of Saumalkol;
  4. Esil District, the selo of Yavlenka;
  5. Gabit Musirepov District, the selo of Novoishimskoye;
  6. Kyzylzhar District, the selo of Beskol;
  7. Magzhan Zhumabaev District, the town of Bulayevo;
  8. Mamlyut District, the town of Mamlyutka;
  9. Shal akyn District, the town of Sergeyevka;
  10. Taiynsha District, the town of Taiynsha;
  11. Timiryazev District, the selo of Timiryazevo;
  12. Ualikhanov District, the selo of Kishkenekol;
  13. Zhambyl District, the selo of Presnovka.

The following five localities in North Kazakhstan Region have town status:[4] Petropavl, Bulayevo, Mamlyutka, Sergeyevka, and Taiynsha.


The regional bandy team took part in the national championship in 2016.[1]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Official site - General Information
  2. ^ Agency of statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Численность населения Республики Казахстан по областям с началa 2013 года до 1 февраля 2013 года (russisch; Excel-Datei; 55 kB).
  3. ^ ru:Северо-Казахстанская область
  4. ^ a b Акиматы районов, г. Петропавловска (in Russian). Официальный интернет-ресурс Северо-Казахстанской области. Retrieved 13 June 2012.