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Official seal of Taldykorgan
Taldykorgan is located in Kazakhstan
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 45°01′0″N 78°22′0″E / 45.01667°N 78.36667°E / 45.01667; 78.36667Coordinates: 45°01′0″N 78°22′0″E / 45.01667°N 78.36667°E / 45.01667; 78.36667
Country Kazakhstan
Region Almaty Region
Founded 1868
City status 1944
 • Akim (mayor) Yermek Alpysov
 • City 74 km2 (29 sq mi)
Elevation 600 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2013)
 • City 129,960
 • Density 1,184/km2 (3,070/sq mi)
 • Metro 146,844
Time zone East (UTC+6)
Postal code 040000 - 040012
Area code(s) 72822
Vehicle registration B, V, 05
Website www.taldykorgan.gov.kz

Taldykorgan (Kazakh: Талдықорған, Taldıqorğan, Russian: Талдыкорган), known as Taldy-Kurgan until 1993, is the administrative center of Almaty Region, Kazakhstan. Population: 123,038 (2009 Census results);[1] 97,996 (1999 Census results).[1] Most of the people are Kazakhs.


Taldykorgan has a diverse educational system, including a university, institutes, institutions, technical training colleges, secondary schools and kindergartens. There are 27 public health facilities, a theater, amusement parks, libraries, a city cinema, stadium, sports complex and swimming pools. All of the facilities have not been maintained since the Soviet era.[2]


The ethnic composition of Taldykorgan according to a 2010 census was thus:[3][4]


Taldykorgan Airport services a number Kazakh and Russian cities, while its train station services from 30 km from Taldykorgan Central Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Russia, Baltic States and the People's Republic of China.


The city has a football club, FC Zhetysu Taldykorgan.[5][6]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Andrei Kivilev (1973 - 2003) - professional bicycle racer.
  • Sergey Vodopyanov (born 1987) - Russian amateur boxer, winner gold in bantamweight Class at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships.
  • Alibek Buleshev(born 1981) - Kazakhstanian football forward.
  • Mirat Sarsembayev (born 1986) - amateur boxer from Kazakhstan, best known for winning the flyweight bronze at the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships.
  • Victor Sydorenko (born 1953) - painter, curator, teacher, an author of objects and photocompositions and also scientific and publicistic texts, member and the vice-president of Ukrainian Academy of Arts.
  • Marian Handwerker (born 1944) film director born in Taldykorgan

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