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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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MMK plan to increases sales in Kazakhstan
 09/20/2018 17:25, " SteelGuru " tells: "Between 2015 and 2018, the company opened offices in Almaty, Pavlodar, Karaganda and Shymkent. As of today, TD MMK-Kazakhstan has five ..."
We are proud of achievements of Kazakhstan's leader, says Uzbek envoy
 09/19/2018 09:25, " (press release) " tells: "In May of this year, the first meeting of the Kazakh-Uzbek Business Council took place in Shymkent. As a result, representatives of business circles of ..."

Politics and society

Kazakh President notes challenges of relocating regional centre to Turkestan
 09/18/2018 17:50, " Astana Times " tells: "ASTANA – Relocation of a regional centre from Shymkent to Turkestan is a difficult process in every respect, said Kazakh President Nursultan ..."
Kazakh President urges joint Parliament session to pursue socio-economic development
 09/11/2018 07:20, " Astana Times " tells: "ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev opened the fourth session ... He also said declaring Shymkent a city of national significance and ..."

Shymkent today

New oil refinery to be built in Kazakhstan
 09/22/2018 18:30, " AzerNews " tells: "A new oil refinery plant will be built in Kazakhstan. A land area ... Kazakhstan has three major oil refineries - Atyrau, Shymkent and Pavlodar. Pavlodar ..."
Investments in fixed capital of Kazakhstan increase
 09/20/2018 17:25, " Trend News Agency " tells: "The investments in fixed capital of Kazakhstan for eight months of 2018 ... The new city of national significance - Shymkent closes the list of the top ..."
Near to Shymkent: Tashkent (Uzbekistan) 115 km, Taraz (Kazakhstan) 159 km, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) 412 km, Almaty (Kazakhstan) 605 km
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