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Aktobe
Ақтөбе
Aktobe mosque

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Aktobe is located in Kazakhstan
Aktobe
Aktobe
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 50°17′0″N 57°10′0″E / 50.28333°N 57.16667°E / 50.28333; 57.16667
Kintra Kazakhstan
Province Aktobe Province
Government
 • Akim (mayor) Arkhimed Mukhambetov
Population (2010-01-01)[1]
 • City 277 700
 • Metro 317,700
Time zone UTC+5 (UTC+5)
Postal code 030001
Area code(s) +7 7132

Aktobe (Kazakh: Ақтөбе / Aqtöbe / اقتٶبه), umwhile kent as Aktyubinsk (Roushie: Актюбинск‎, till 1999), is a ceety on the Ilek River in Kazakhstan. Wi a population o 277,700, it is the caipital o Aktobe Province. Aktobe haes a mixed ethnic community, includin Kazakhs, Roushies, Ukrainians, Tatars, Uyghurs, Chechens, Armenians, Jews an Greeks. Afore perestroika the ceety also wis hame tae a sizeable German community.

The name "Aktobe" comes frae Kazakh "ақ" (white) an "төбе" (hill); the name is a reference tae the heights on which the oreeginal 19t century settlement wis locatit.

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