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Almaty

(əlmä`tē), formerly

Alma-Ata

(ăl'mə-ətä`), city (1993 pop. 1,176,000), capital of Almaty prov., Kazakhstan, in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau. A terminus of the Turkistan-Siberia RR, Almaty is the industrial, financial, and cultural center of Kazakhstan and was for many years its capital; in 1997 the capital of Kazakhstan was moved to AstanaAstana
, formerly Aqmola
or Akmola
, city (2008 est. pop. 600,000), capital of Kazakhstan and Aqmola prov., in central Kazakhstan on the Ishim (Esil) River.
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. Leading industries include fruit canning, meatpacking, tobacco processing, and the repair of railroad equipment. Most of the inhabitants are ethnic Russians, with Kazakhs the next largest group. The city was founded in 1854 as a Russian fort and trade center known as Verny. It has been repeatedly struck by earthquakes and mud slides during its long history. Almaty has a university and is the site of the National Academy of Sciences. To the east is Ile-Alatau National Park.

Almaty

a city in SE Kazakhstan; capital of Kazakhstan (1991--97): an important trading centre. Pop.: 1 103 000 (2005 est.)
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ALMATI (CyHAN)- A spectacular ceremony was held in Kazakh city of Taraz to mark the 550th anniversary of the Kazakh Khanate on Thursday with the participation of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
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ALMATI (CyHAN)- Traditional Apple Festival which marks the establishment of Kazakh Khan was celebrated in Almaty on its 550th anniversary on Sunday.
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ALMATI (CyHAN)- People celebrated 70 th anniversary of victory of Soviet Unions over Nazi Germany in World War II on May 9 in Kazakh capital city of Almaty on Saturday.
ALMATI (CyHAN)- A scary fire which broke out in a shopping mall in Kazakhstan's former capital of Almaty burnt 25 thousand square meters are to ashes.
ALMATI (CyHAN)- Around 9,5 million people went to the polling stations as part of presidential election in Kazakhstan on Sunday.
ALMATI (CyHAN)- More than 200 students from 30 different countries participated in International Informatics Olympics held in Kazakhstan on Thursday.
ALMATI (CyHAN)- Islamic hymns which were composed by Anatolian Sufi poet Yunus Emre, was recited by a group of university students, which attracted great applause from the audience during a program in Kazakh capital Almaty on Sunday.