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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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China Development Bank invests $20B in Kazakhstan projects
 10/18/2018 04:35, " Trend News Agency " tells: "China Development Bank (CDB) supports 32 projects in Kazakhstan with a total ... as well as the modernization of the Shymkent refinery," the minister said. ... within the framework of the last Kazakhstan-China Business Council."
Kazakhstan: Ontustik SEZ enters fDi's Global Free Zones of the Year ranking
 10/13/2018 09:30, " Times of Central Asia " tells: "Kazakhstan: Ontustik SEZ enters fDi's Global Free Zones of the Year ... ASTANA (TCA) — Kazakhstan's Ontustik special economic zone has been ... zone located in Shymkent was awarded the editor's award as a promising special ..."

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President visits Shymkent, urges increased development as city of national significance
 10/09/2018 08:27, "Telecompaper" tells: "Beeline Kazakhstan provides residential broadband over LTE network - Telecompaper"
Kazakh President visits Shymkent refinery
 09/29/2018 10:35, " http://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release) " tells: "SHYMKENT. KAZINFORM Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has surveyed the PetroKazakhstan Oil Products LLP in Shymkent, Akorda reports."

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Kazakhstan's gas exports to China to double from 2019
 10/18/2018 04:35, " Interfax Global Energy " tells: "Kazakhstan's gas exports to China to double from 2019 ... the capacity of the Beineu-Bozoi-Shymkent gas pipeline to China to 15 bcm/y from 10 bcm/y."
Kazakhstan boosts exports and increases investments in processing industries
 10/16/2018 18:25, " Astana Times " tells: "Kazakhstan boosts exports and increases investments in processing ... Of the capital investments, 44.2 percent were made in Shymkent, which ..."
Near to Shymkent: Tashkent (Uzbekistan) 115 km, Taraz (Kazakhstan) 159 km, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) 412 km, Almaty (Kazakhstan) 605 km
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