Akmola Region


Akmola Region (Kazakh: Aqmola oblysy; Russian: Акмолинская область, romanizedAkmolinskaya oblast) is a centrally located region of Kazakhstan. Its capital is Kokshetau. The national capital, Nur-Sultan, is enclosed by the region, but is politically separate from Akmola Region. The region's population is 715,000; Kokshetau's is 157,000. The area is 146,200 square kilometers. It and Karaganda Region are Kazakhstan's only two regions which don't touch the country's outer borders. Akmola Region borders North Kazakhstan Region in the north, Pavlodar Region in the east, Karagandy Region in the south, and Kostanay Region in the west. Some gold and coal mining occur in the area.

Akmola Region
Ақмола облысы (Kazakh)
Акмолинская область (Russian)
Burabay National Park
Coat of arms of Akmola Region
Map of Kazakhstan, location of Akmola Region highlighted
Map of Kazakhstan, location of Akmola Region highlighted
Coordinates: 52°0′N 69°0′E / 52.000°N 69.000°E / 52.000; 69.000Coordinates: 52°0′N 69°0′E / 52.000°N 69.000°E / 52.000; 69.000
Country Kazakhstan
 • AkimErmek Marzhyqpaev
 • Total146,219 km2 (56,455 sq mi)
 • Total715,000
 • Density4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6 (not observed)
Postal codes
Area codes+7 (717)
ISO 3166 codeKZ-AKM
Vehicle registration03, C


Akmola means "the white burial" in Kazakh


Ethnic groups (2020):[4]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The region is administratively divided into seventeen districts and the cities of Kokshetau and Stepnogorsk.[5]

  1. Kokshetau City Administration, with the administrative center in Kokshetau;
  2. Akkol District, with the administrative center in the town of Akkol;
  3. Arshaly District, the settlement of Arshaly;
  4. Astrakhan District, selo of Astrakhanka;
  5. Atbasar District, the town of Atbasar;
  6. Birjan sal District, the town of Stepnyak;
  7. Bulandy District, the town of Makinsk;
  8. Burabay District, the town of Shchuchinsk;
  9. Egindikol District, the selo of Egindikol;
  10. Ereymentau District, the town of Ereymentau;
  11. Esil District, the town of Esil;
  12. Korgalzhyn District, the selo of Korgalzhyn;
  13. Sandyktau District, the selo of Balkashino;
  14. Shortandy District, the settlement of Shortandy;
  15. Tselinograd District, the selo of Akmol;
  16. Zerendi District, the selo of Zerendi;
  17. Zhaksy District, the settlement of Zhaksy;
  18. Zharkain District, the town of Derzhavinsk.

* The following ten localities in Akmola Region have town status:[5] Akkol, Atbasar, Derzhavinsk, Ereymentau, Esil, Kokshetau, KOSShY, Makinsk, Shchuchinsk, Stepnogorsk, and Stepnyak.

Notable peopleEdit

  • David Rigert, weightlifter, Olympic champion, 5x world champion (light-heavyweight and heavyweight), 68 world records.


  1. ^ "Official site - General Information". Archived from the original on 2008-01-19. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
  2. ^ Agency of statistics of the Republic of Kazakhstan: Численность населения Республики Казахстан по областям с начала 2013 года до 1 февраля 2013 года (russisch; Excel-Datei; 55 kB).
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Subnational HDI - Global Data Lab". globaldatalab.org.
  4. ^ "Численность населения Республики Казахстан по отдельным этносам на начало 2020 года". Stat.kz. Retrieved 2020-08-03.
  5. ^ a b Акиматы районов, г. Петропавловска (in Russian). Официальный интернет-ресурс Северо-Казахстанской области. Retrieved 23 June 2012.

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