Stepnogorsk

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Stepnogorsk
Степногорск
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Stepnogorsk is located in Kazakhstan
Stepnogorsk
Stepnogorsk
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 52°20′59″N 71°53′24″E / 52.34972°N 71.89000°E / 52.34972; 71.89000
Country Kazakhstan
Region Akmola Region
Population (2009)
 • Total 46,712
Time zone UTC+6 (Omsk Time)

Stepnogorsk (Kazakh: Степногорск, translit. Stepnogorsk; Russian: Степногорск) is a town in Akmola Region, Kazakhstan. It was established in 1959, and has been a town since 1964. It is located about 200 km North-East of Astana. It began as a secret town with code names Tselinograd-25 (Russian: Целиноград-25), Makinsk-2 (Russian: Макинск-2). The town is known as a nuclear and biochemical site.[1] Population: 46,712 (2009 Census results);[2] 47,372 (1999 Census results).[2]

References

  1. ^ Report includes interview with a microbiologist who "ran a huge bioweapons production plant in Stepnogorsk"
  2. ^ a b "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 8 December 2013.

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Coordinates: 52°20′59″N 71°53′24″E / 52.34972°N 71.89000°E / 52.34972; 71.89000