Almaty region (kaz. Almaty oblysy) is a region in the south-east of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It was formed on March 10, 1932 as part of the Kazakh ASSR, while the spelling Alma-Ata region was adopted until 1992. The administrative center of the region was the city of Alma-Ata; in April 2001, the regional center was moved from Almaty to Taldykorgan by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The population of the region is 2,059,200 people (at the beginning of 2020).
223 911 sq. km.
Neighboring regions and countries:
Almaty region is a territory with a very diverse terrain and climate, as well as with a whole set of different natural zones.
Its northern and north-western parts are desert and semi-desert Balkhash and Priili plains with bumpy sands, located with a slope towards Lake Balkhash, overgrown with saxaul (in the very north), acacia (in the center of the region), sagebrush (in the foothills) or even completely devoid of vegetation. Large rivers flow through the plains, originating in the mountains and flowing into Lake Balkhash: Ili, Karatal, Aksu, Leps.
Population 2 088,8
(as of June 1, 2021, thousand people)
(January-March 2021, in %)
(June 2021 to December 2020, in %)
Average monthly salary 188 850
(for the first quarter of 2021, tenge)
Unemployment rate 4,8
(for the first quarter of 2021, in%)
*Excluding small businesses engaged in entrepreneurial activities.