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Shymkent is the third populous and significant city in Kazakhstan, the regional center of South Kazakhstan region. Located at the confluence of the rivers Badam and Sairam. Is one of the main industrial and economic centers of Kazakhstan. The internal division of the city is represented by three administrative districts. The population of 636,8 thousand people, 18.9% of Kazakhs, 14.8% of Russians, with 8.8% Turks, 2% Uzbeks and Azerbaijanis.

Telephone code: 7 725 2. Postcode: 160000. Car code: X.

the Exact date of the founding of the city is unknown. In XVIII-XIX for centuries, the fortress town of Shymkent fought Bukhara and Kokand khanate, the 1864 year, he was stormed by Russian troops. In 1914 has received the name Chernyaev, in honor of the Russian General M. G. Chernyaev. In 1924 year was returned to the former name. The origin of the name is not known.

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Trade between Uzbekistan, other Central Asian states increases
 07/14/2018 20:15, " Trend News Agency " tells: "The first meeting of the Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan business council was held in Shymkent in May 2018. At the beginning of May, the first meeting of the ..."
Central Asia: Economic cooperation
 07/13/2018 09:35, " " tells: "In the first quarter of 2018, Kazakhstan's export potential totaled US$14 ... We have representatives in Almaty, Shymkent, Karaganda and Astana."

Politics and society

Revival of Pan-Turkism in Kazakhstan Threatens Pillars of Eurasian Union
 07/14/2018 20:15, " The Jamestown Foundation " tells: "Earlier, on June 19, President Nazarbayev signed a decree to transfer the regional capital of South Kazakhstan from Shymkent to Turkestan and ..."
Turkestan region launches investment projects, draft regulation on border issue open for public ...
 07/04/2018 17:00, " Astana Times " tells: "Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev declared Shymkent in South Kazakhstan a city of “national significance” June 19 and changed the name of ..."

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Green infrastructure development
 07/17/2018 10:35, " " tells: "In Kazakhstan, the Smart City concept is being implemented in five largest cities, such as Astana, Karaganda, Shymkent, Aktobe and Almaty. In Almaty ..."
A plant in Shymkent began manufacturing supplies for plastic doors and windows
 07/14/2018 20:15, " " tells: "Kazakh enterprises are expanding their export opportunities. A plant in Shymkent located in the area of an industrial zone began manufacturing ..."
Near to Shymkent: Tashkent (Uzbekistan) 115 km, Taraz (Kazakhstan) 159 km, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) 412 km, Almaty (Kazakhstan) 605 km
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