Jambyl or Zhambyl Region (Kazakh: Жамбыл облысы, romanized: Jambyl oblysy; Russian: Жамбылская область, romanized: Zhambylskaya oblast) is a region of Kazakhstan. Its capital is Taraz. The population of the region is 1,000,000; the city is 335,100. The region borders Kyrgyzstan, and is very near to Uzbekistan (all to the south). Jambyl also borders three other provinces: Karaganda Region (to the north), Turkistan Region (to the west) and Almaty Region (to the east). The total area is 144,200 square kilometres (55,700 sq mi). The province borders Lake Balkhash to its northeast. The province (and its capital during the Soviet era) was named after the Kazakh akyn (folk singer) Jambyl Jabayev.
|• Akim||Nurzhigitov Nurzhan|
|• Total||144,264 km2 (55,701 sq mi)|
|• Density||7.4/km2 (19/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+6 (East)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+6 (not observed)|
|Area codes||+7 (726)|
|ISO 3166 code||KZ-ZHA|
|Vehicle registration||08, H|
In August 2021, nine people were killed in an explosion at an arms depot in the region.
As of 2020, the Jambyl Region has a population of 1,130,099.
Ethnic groups (2020):
The core of the rail transportation network in the region is based on the east-west Turksib rail line, which runs through Taraz and Chu toward Almaty, and the north-south Transkazakhstan line, which runs north from Chu toward Nur-Sultan. CIS Highway M 39 (which in this area forms part of European route E40) comes from Tashkent, Uzbekistan over Shymkent (capital of neighbouring province South Kazakhstan) and runs further over Taraz to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; then it comes to Jambyl Province again through Korday border crossing and continues east toward Almaty.
In February 2021, it was announced that a wind farm and a hydro power plant will be launched in the Zhambyl region during the 2021 year, and two more renewable energy facilities are planned to be launched in the area in the near future. 
In 2018, the Jambyl region began the reconstruction of the Tekturmas historical complex. Located on the outskirts of the city, this complex is aimed at highlighting and preserving the cultural heritage of the country. Currently, the site is home to 14 monuments, a waterfall, observatory platforms, and a medieval style fortress that surrounds the complex.
In the steppe north of the town of Shu
Entering Kazakhstan (and Jambyl Province) via Korday Bridge over the Chu