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North Kazakhstan

North Kazakhstan Province
Солтүстік Қазақстан облысы
Северо-Казахстанская область

Coat of arms

Map of Kazakhstan, location of North Kazakhstan Province 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 98,040 km2 (37,850 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 Province (Kazakh: Солтүстік Қазақстан облысы, Soltüstik Qazaqstan oblısı) is a province of Kazakhstan, with a population of 665,800. Its capital is Petropavl, with a population of 193,300 people. The province borders Russia to the north, and also borders three other Kazakh provinces: Akmola Province to the south, Pavlodar Province to the east and Kostanay Province to the west. The area of the province is 98,040 square kilometers, making it the fourth smallest of all the Kazakh provinces. The Ishim (Esil) River, a tributary of the Irtysh River, flows from Karagandy Province to Russia through North Kazakhstan Province.


The major ethnic groups are as follows:

  • Russians (48.5% in 2006, 49.79% in 1999 & 51.49% in 1989).
  • Kazakhs (32.3% in 2006, 29.57% in 1999 & 22.59% in 1989).
  • Ukrainian (6.3% in 2006, 6.47% in 1999 & 7.73% in 1989).
  • German (3.9% in 2006, 5.67% in 1999 & 9.51% in 1989).
  • Polish (2.7% in 2006, 2.58% in 1999 & 2.51% in 1989).
  • Tatar (2.2% in 2006, 1.54% in 1999 & 1.80% in 1989).
  • Belarusian (1.2% in 2006, 2.46% in 1999 & 2.89% in 1989).
  • Others, mostly Greeks, Mordvin & Uzbek (2.9% in 2006, 2.11% in 1999 & 2.18% in 1989).[3]

The population — about 725 thousand inhabitants.

National structure of the North Kazakhstan region [2]

People 1989,% 1999,% 2009 [3],%

Russian 48,21 49,79 48,25

Kazakhs 22,59 29,57 35,89

Ukrainians 7,73 6,47 4,55

Germans 9,51 5,67 2,7

Poles 2,51 2,58 2,7

Tatars 1,80 1,54 2,3

Belarusians 2,89 2,46 1,2

Others 2,18 2,11 2,11

In total 100,00 100,00 100,00

The national structure also considerably varies on areas and area cities. So, in Petropavlovsk Russian make — 71,12% of the population, in Ualihanovsky area Kazakhs — 86,04% of the population prevail. In more details about national structure of areas according to 2004 under the reference [1]. The Polish diaspora largest in Kazakhstan (Poles in Kazakhstan See) lives In area.

Besides, СКО was unique area in Kazakhstan with natural decline in population, however since 2008 in area the natural increase of the population [4] is observed.

Administrative divisions

The province 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 Province have town status:[4] Petropavl, Bulayevo, Mamlyutka, Sergeyevka, and Taiynsha.

External links

  • Official website
  • Official website of the tour operator of North-Kazakhstan region KAZAKHSTAN-REISEN


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