Torgay Region

Summary

Coordinates: 50°16′N 67°22′E / 50.267°N 67.367°E / 50.267; 67.367

Torgay Region (also Turgay Region, Turgay Oblast, Kazakh: Торғай облысы, Russian: Тургайская область, Turgayskaya Oblast) was an oblast (a first-level administrative and municipal unit) of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic and of independent Kazakhstan from 1970 to 1988 and from 1990 to 1997.[1] Its seat was in the city of Arkalyk. The region was located in the center of Kazakhstan, and its territory is currently divided between Kostanay and Akmola Regions.

Torgay Region
Торғай облысы
Region of the Soviet Union, Kazakhstan
1970–1997
CapitalArkalyk
History
History 
• Established
23 November 1970
• Disestablished
1997
Political subdivisionsdistricts

HistoryEdit

Turgay Region was established on 23 November 1970 on the lands that previously belonged to Kostanay and Tselinograd Regions.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Области Казахской ССР" (in Russian). heraldicum.ru. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Тургайская область" (in Russian). Great Soviet Encyclopedia. Retrieved 30 June 2016.