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Almaty
Alma-Ata
Алматы
Алма-Ата

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Almaty is located in Kazakhstan
Almaty
Almaty
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 43°16′39″N 76°53′45″E / 43.27750°N 76.89583°E / 43.27750; 76.89583
Country Kazakhstan
First settled 10–9t century BC
Foondit 1854
Incorporatit (ceety) 1867
Government
 • Akim (mayor) Akhmetzhan Yesimov
Area
 • Total 324.8 km2 (125.4 sq mi)
Elevation 500–1,700 m (1,640–5,577 ft)
Population (1 August 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,421,868
 • Density 4,152/km2 (10,750/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+6 (UTC+6)
Postal code 050000–050063
Area code(s) +7 727[2]
ISO 3166-2 ALA
License plate A
Website http://www.almaty.kz

Almaty (Kazakh: Алматы / Almatı / الماتى), an aa kent bi its umwhile names Verny (Roushie: Верный, "Faithful," prior tae 1921) an Alma-Ata (Roushie: Алма́-Ата́‎, atween 1921 an 1992), is the umwhile caipital an still lairgest ceety in Kazakhstan, wi a population o 1,348,500 (1 September 2008). This represents 9% o the population o the kintra.

It wis the caipital o the Kazakh SSR an its successor Kazakhstan frae 1929 tae 1997. Despite losin its status as the caipital tae Astana in 1997, Almaty remains the major commercial center o Kazakhstan. It is locatit in soothren Kazakhstan, near the border wi Kyrgyzstan.

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