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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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Kazakh government attracts private investors to construction of Shymkent city
 04/08/2018 05:05, " Trend News Agency " tells: "The government of Kazakhstan is attracting funds of private investors for the construction of Shymkent city complex in the South Kazakhstan region, Kazakh media outlets reported. The deputy head of the Shymkent city Gabit Maulenkulov met with entrepreneurs, willing to invest in the construction of ..."
EBRD supports renewable energy projects in Kazakhstan (Exclusive)
 04/05/2018 13:00, " Trend News Agency " tells: "“The EBRD will provide a loan in local currency, Kazakh tenge, up to an equivalent of $8.8 million, and the Clean Technology Fund will lend up to $3.9 million for the Zadarya solar plant in the South Kazakhstan region, near the city of Shymkent. The solar park project will be implemented by a special ..."

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PetroKazakhstan advances Shymkent refinery modernization
 04/14/2018 14:55, " Oil & Gas Journal " tells: "PetroKazakhstan Oil Products LLP (PKOP), a joint venture of state-owned KazMunaiGas and China National Petroleum Corp., has undertaken a scheduled shutdown of its 5.25 million-tonne/year Shymkent refinery in Kazakhstan to execute works related to the ongoing modernization of the ..."
New York CEO dreams of launching tours, volunteer programmes to bring US to Kazakhstan
 04/09/2018 12:55, "Astana Times" tells: "Kazakh President briefed on Astana's development progress - Astana Times"

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Ramkumar beats Yibing Wu in China
 04/19/2018 17:00, " Sportstarlive " tells: "$15,000 ITF women, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt Singles (first round): Kanika Vaidya bt Andjela Novcic (Srb) 6-2, 6-1. $15,000 ITF women, Shymkent, Kazakhstan Singles (pre-quarterfinals): Pranjala Yadlapalli bt Valeriya Urzhumova (Rus) 6-2, 1-6, 7-6(3). Doubles (quarterfinals): Valeriya Pogrebnyak (Rus) ..."
Australia blanks India
 04/19/2018 01:10, " The Hindu " tells: "$125,000 WTA, Zhengzhou, China: Singles (first round): Duan Yingying (Chn) bt Ankita Raina 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Jang Su Jeong (Kor) & Ankita bt Tian Ran & Zhang Kai-Lin (Chn) 6-1, 6-1. $15,000 ITF women, Shymkent, Kazakhstan: Doubles (first round): Valeriya Pogrebnyak ..."
Near to Shymkent: Tashkent (Uzbekistan) 115 km, Taraz (Kazakhstan) 159 km, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) 412 km, Almaty (Kazakhstan) 605 km
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