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Almaty

(əlmä`tē), formerly

Alma-Ata

(ăl'mə-ətä`), city (1993 pop. 1,176,000), SE Kazakhstan, in the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau, within but independent of Almaty prov. 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 Aqmola (now Nur-SultanNur-Sultan
, formerly Astana
, city (2008 est. pop. 600,000), capital of Kazakhstan, in central Kazakhstan on the Ishim (Esil) River, within but independent of Aqmola prov.
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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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"Here (in Almaty), there is the largest car market in the country where residents of all of Kazakhstan's regions prefer to buy and sell cars.
Newly launched tourism companies such as Discover Almaty guides tourists seeking a hassle-free, convenient and comfortable trip in the city, ensuring every request goes fulfilled.
Being one of the greenest and most beautiful cities in the Central Asian region, Almaty offers amazing city views from high-rise buildings, which will be one of the most memorable moments of the trip.
20.5% of voters in Akmola region, 16% in Aktobe region, 17.7% in Almaty region, 8.5% in Atyrau region, 15.5% in East Kazakhstan region, 18.5% in Zhambyl region, 7.4% in West Kazakhstan, 10.1% in Karaganda region, 11.1% in Kyzylorda region, 11.11% in Kostanay region, 9.7% in Mangystau region, 11.4% in Pavlodar region, 14.2% in North Kazakhstan, 11.9 % in Shymkent, 10.3% in Nur-Sultan , 14.1% in Almaty already cast their votes.
Flights to Tashkent are operated by Airbus A320 and Embraer 190 aircraft with a flight time of one hour and thirty-five minutes from Almaty and two hours from Astana.
airBaltic will fly from Riga to Almaty 3 flights weekly.
inaugural speech welcomed the Pakistani exhibitors and praised the role of USAID, TDAP and HCC for organizing the first "Made in Pakistan Exhibition" in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
The Minister said Almaty is the ideal place to hold the Winter Olympics because it has advantageous geographical location.
Almaty is complemented by Air Astana's four times weekly services from the capital Astana to Abu Dhabi which have been operating since 2010.
As earlier reported, the FINA Water Polo World Cup started on August 19 in Almaty. It will last until August 24.