Information about the region

Information about the region

Astana has been the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan since December 10, 1997. The status of a millionaire city was achieved in June 2017, when the population was 1,002,874 inhabitants.

Astana is located in the north of the country, on the banks of the Ishim River. Administratively, the city is divided into 4 districts: Almaty, Baikonur, Yesil, Saryarka.



797,33 sq. km.


Neighboring regions and countries:

  • in the north - NKR
  • the east - Pavlodar in
  • the south - Karaganda in
  • the west - Kostanay


Climatic conditions

  • Sharply continental.
  • The average annual temperature is 3.1 °C.
  • Precipitation falls 300 mm per year.


Geographical data

The city stands on a steppe plain. The relief of the territory occupied by it is low above-floodplain terraces. Chestnut soils predominate.

Astana is located on the banks of the Ishim River. The city is divided into two parts — the right and left bank. The hydrographic network of the city is represented not only by the only Ishim River, but also by its minor right tributaries-the Sarybulak and Akbulak. There are numerous fresh and salt lakes within a radius of 25-30 km around the city.

About the Region

The convenient location in the center of the Eurasian continent makes Astana an economically profitable transport, communication and logistics center, a kind of transit bridge between Europe and Asia. The transfer of the capital gave a powerful impetus to the economic development of Astana.

The high growth rates of the city's economy attract numerous investors. The capital's economy is based on industrial production, transport, communications, trade and construction. Industrial production is mainly concentrated in the production of building materials, food/beverages and mechanical engineering. Astana occupies a leading position in Kazakhstan in the production of construction metal products, ready-to-use concrete, and construction products made of concrete.

Among the largest enterprises of the city, there are such objects as the Tselinograd Car Repair Plant, the Tsesna-Astyk concern, the Tulpar-Talgo LLP passenger car assembly plant, the Eurocopter Kazakhstan Engineering LLP helicopter assembly plant, etc.


Population 1334643

(to 1 September 2022, people)


GRP 103,1

(January-June 2022 to January-June 2021, %)


Inflation 20,0

(September 2022 to September 2021, %)


Average monthly salary 340 584

(Q4 2021, tenge, estimate)


Unemployment rate 4,7

(II quarter of 2022, %)

*Excluding small businesses engaged in entrepreneurial activities.

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