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Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Vernyj, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,185,900 (2004) (8% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens. Image File history File links Kazakhstan-Almaty_city. ... Image File history File links Kazakhstan-Almaty_city. ... Image File history File links Almaty-mountains. ... Image File history File links Almaty-mountains. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 807 KB) Summary Orthodox church in Almaty. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 807 KB) Summary Orthodox church in Almaty. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 418 KB) Author Marek Rafalowicz Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2005 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Almaty Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 418 KB) Author Marek Rafalowicz Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2005 File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Almaty Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period of history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great, through the expansion of the Russian Empire from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, to the deposal of Nicholas II of Russia, the last tsar, at the start... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The name "Almaty" means "appled" (the place with apples), the older version of its name, Alma-Ata, literally means "father-apple". In the surrounding region, unrivalled genetic diversity among the alma, the wild apples, implies that south-east Kazakhstan is where the domesticated apple is native. Genetic diversity is a characteristic of ecosystems and gene pools that describes an attribute which is commonly held to be advantageous for survival -- that there are many different versions of otherwise similar organisms. ... Alma, or malus sieversii, is a plant seemingly native to the area around Kazakhstan which is thought to be the primary modern ancestor of the apple tree. ... Binomial name Malus domestica Borkh. ...


A troop of Siberian Cossacks from Omsk founded the fort Zailiysky in 1854 at the foot of the Tian Shan mountain range, and renamed it one year later to Vernyj, a name that remained until 1921. In 1921, the name Alma-Ata ("father-apple") was created by the Bolsheviks. In a devastating earthquake in 1911, almost the only large building that remained standing was the Russian Orthodox cathedral. In the 1920s, after the completion of the Turkestan-Siberia Railway, Alma-Ata, as it was then known, became a major stopping point along the track. In 1929, Almaty became the capital of the Kazakh SSR. Siberian Federal District (dark red) and the broadest definition of Siberia (red) Udachnaya pipe Siberia (Russian: , Sibir; Tatar: ) is a vast region of Russia constituting almost all of Northern Asia. ... Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of Ottoman Empire. ... Serafimo-Alekseevskaya chapel, Oktyabr (formerly Rossiya) hotel, and Organ music hall Omsk (Russian: ) is a city in southwest Siberia in Russia, the administrative center of Omsk Oblast. ... 1854 (MDCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Tian Shan (Chinese: 天山; Pinyin: Tiān Shān; celestial mountains) mountain range is located in Central Asia, in the border region of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of western China. ... Bolshevik Party Meeting. ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... The Turkistan-Siberian Railway (the Turk-Sib) is a railway connecting Central Asia with Siberia. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... State motto: Барлық елдердің пролетарлары, бірігіңдер! (Workers of the world, unite!) Official language None. ...


In late 1991, Almaty became the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a designation it kept until 1998, when the capital was moved to Astana. Almaty, however, remains the largest city in Kazakhstan and the country's major commercial center. In 2005, the city launched an Olympic application to host the XXII Olympic Winter Games in the year 2014, which failed, as the IOC did not select the city as a candidate. The world's largest apple is also located in Almaty[citation needed]. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, will be celebrated in 2014, and is an international winter sports athletic event that has yet to be organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). ... 2014 (MMXIV) will be a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bold textralf is gay IOC redirects here. ...


A short bus ride into the Tian Shan Mountains brings one to Medeo, a popular tourist destination, with several hotels and an Olympic-size skating rink. The Tian Shan (Chinese: 天山; Pinyin: Tiān Shān; celestial mountains) mountain range is located in Central Asia, in the border region of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region of western China. ... The Medeo outdoor speed skating rink is one of the most famous ice rinks in the world, located on the mountainous outskirts of Almaty, Kazakhstan. ...


On 21 December 1991, the Charter that ended the Soviet Union creating the Commonwealth of Independent States was signed there. December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Headquarters Minsk, Belarus Member states 11 member states 1 associate member Working language Russian Executive Secretary Vladimir Rushailo Formation December 21, 1991 Official website http://cis. ...

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Universities of Almaty

  • Kazakh-British Technical University
  • Kazakh State University (KazGU)
  • Kazakh Economic University (KazEU)
  • International Academy of Business (IAB)
  • University of International Business(UIB)
  • Kimep (Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research)
  • Kazakh-American University (KAU)
  • Kazakh Academy of Sciences

KIMEP (an acronym for the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research) is an institution of higher education in Almaty, Kazakhstan. ...

See also

Almaty International Airport is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. ... Primary health care was a new approach to health care that came into existence following an international conference in Alma Ata in 1978 organised by the World Health Organisation and the UNICEF. The Alma Ata conference defined primary health care as follows: Primary health care is essential health care based... Who can refer to: WHO, World Health Organization The Who, a British rock band The Guess Who, a Canadian rock band who (pronoun), an English language interrogative pronoun. ... UNICEF Logo The United Nations Childrens Fund or UNICEF (Arabic: ; French: ; Spanish: ) was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946. ... The Alma-Ata Declaration was adopted at the International Conference on Primary Health Care, Alma-Ata, presently in Kazakhstan, 6-12 September 1978. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... Istanbul (Turkish: , Greek: Konstandinoúpoli, historically known in English as Constantinople; see other names) is Turkeys most populous city, and its cultural and economic centre. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Some medieval houses, such as these at Champ-Jacquet, can still be found in the center of Rennes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Nickname: The Old Pueblo Location in Pima County and the state of Arizona Coordinates: Country United States State Arizona Counties Pima Mayor Bob Walkup (R) Area    - City 505. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ...

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Provinces of Kazakhstan Flag of Kazakhstan
Provinces: Almaty | Aqmola | Aqtöbe | Atyrau | East Kazakhstan (Shyghys Qazaqstan) | Mangghystau | North Kazakhstan (Soltustik Qazaqstan) | Pavlodar | Qaraghandy | Qostanay | Qyzylorda | South Kazakhstan (Ongtüstik Qazaqstan) | West Kazakhstan (Batys Qazaqstan) | Zhambyl
Metropolitan Cities: Almaty | Astana | Baikonur

Coordinates: 43.27° N 76.91° E Kazakhstan is divided into 14 provinces oblystar (singular - oblys): Note: in 1995 the Governments of Kazakhstan and Russia entered into an agreement whereby Russia would lease for a period of 20 years an area of 6,000 sq km enclosing the Bayqongyr (Baykonur) space launch facilities and the city of... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Almaty is a province of Kazakhstan. ... Aqmola is a province of Kazakhstan. ... Aqtöbe is a province of Kazakhstan. ... Atyrau is a province of Kazakhstan. ... East Kazakhstan (Shyghys Qazaqstan) is a province of Kazakhstan. ... Mangghystau is a province of Kazakhstan. ... North Kazakhstan (Soltustik Qazaqstan) is a province of Kazakhstan. ... Pavlodar is a province of Kazakhstan. ... Qaraghandy is a province of Kazakhstan. ... Qostanay is a province of Kazakhstan. ... Qyzylorda is a province of Kazakhstan. ... South Kazakhstan (Ongtüstik Qazaqstan) is a province of Kazakhstan. ... West Kazakhstan (Batys Qazaqstan) is a province of Kazakhstan. ... Zhambyl is a province of Kazakhstan. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Map showing Baikonurs location in Kazakhstan. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Almaty (Алматы; formerly known as Alma-Ata, also Vernyj, Vyernyi (Верный) in Imperial Russia) is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1,185,900 (2004) (8% of the population of Kazakhstan) citizens.
In 1929, Almaty became the capital of the Kazakh SSR.
In late 1991, Almaty became the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan, a designation it kept until 1998, when the capital was moved to Astana.
OSCE Centre in Almaty - Homepage (211 words)
The Centre in Almaty was established in 1998.
ALMATY, 15 November 2006 - The development of local self-government in Kazakhstan was the focus of an OSCE-organized conference today in Almaty.
ALMATY, 31 October 2006 - The OSCE Centre in Almaty has organized roundtable discussions in Atyrau, Almaty, Astana and Karaganda this month on the role of the communities in the decision-making process on environmental matters...
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