Turkistan Region

Coordinates: 43°00′N 068°30′E / 43.000°N 68.500°E / 43.000; 68.500
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Turkistan Region
Sayram-Ugam National Park
Coat of arms of Turkistan Region
Map of Kazakhstan, location of Turkistan Region highlighted
Map of Kazakhstan, location of Turkistan Region highlighted
Coordinates: 43°00′N 068°30′E / 43.000°N 68.500°E / 43.000; 68.500
Country Kazakhstan
FormedMarch 10, 1932 (as South-Kazak Region)
 • AkimDarkhan Satybaldy[1]
 • Total117,249 km2 (45,270 sq mi)
 • Total2,119,063
 • Density18/km2 (47/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (East)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6 (not observed)
Postal codes
Area codes+7 (725)
ISO 3166 codeKZ-YUZ
Vehicle registration13, X

Turkistan Province or Turkistan Region (Kazakh: Түркістан облысы, Russian: Туркестанская область) is a region in the south of Kazakhstan. The capital is the city of Turkistan. As of the year of 2023, 2,119,063 people live here.[3] Until 2018, the region was called the South Kazakhstan Region.

There are seven cities in this region: Turkistan, Arys, Kentau, Zhetisay, Saryagash, Lenger and Shardara.

Previously, there was a city in the region with a population of more than a million, Shymkent. It was the capital of the region. At that time three million people lived in the region. But in 2018 it was removed, and Turkestan became the capital of the region.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Дархан Сатыбалды сменил Умирзака Шукеева на посту акима Туркестанской области" [Darkhan Satybaldy replaced Umirzak Shukeyev as akim of the Turkestan region]. inbusiness.kz (in Russian). 2022-08-31. Retrieved 2023-11-29.
  2. Official site – General Information Archived 2011-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Численность населения Республики Казахстан по полу и типу местности" [Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan by gender and type of area (as of 2023-01-01)]. QazStat (in Kazakh and Russian). 2023-01-01. Archived from the original on 2023-03-05.
  4. "О некоторых вопросах административно-территориального устройства Республики Казахстан" [On some issues of the administrative-territorial structure of the Republic of Kazakhstan]. Official website of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 2018-06-19. Retrieved 2023-11-26.