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Aktobe

Ақтөбе
Aktobe mosque
Aktobe mosque
Official seal of Aktobe
Seal
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Coordinates: 50°17′0″N 57°10′0″E / 50.28333°N 57.16667°E / 50.28333; 57.16667
KintraKazakhstan
ProvinceAktobe Province
Govrenment
 • Akim (mayor)Arkhimed Mukhambetov
Population
 (2010-01-01)[1]
 • City277 700
 • Metro
317,700
Time zoneUTC+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 ceity 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 ceity wis hame tae a sizeable German community.

The name "Aktobe" comes frae Kazakh "ақ" (white) an "төбе" (hill); the name effeirs tae the heichs that the original 19t century toun wis locatit.

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