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Karagandy Province

Қарағанды облысы
Карагандинская область
Karkaraly Nature Park
Coat o airms o Karagandy Province
Coat o airms
Map o Kazakhstan, location o Karagandy Province heichlichtit
Map o Kazakhstan, location o Karagandy Province heichlichtit
Coordinates: 48°0′N 71°0′E / 48.000°N 71.000°E / 48.000; 71.000
Kintra Kazakhstan
CaipitalKaragandy
Govrenment
 • AkimNurlan Nigmatullin
Area
 • Total428,000 km2 (165,000 sq mi)
Population
 (2006-09-01)[1]
 • Tot1,375,000
 • Density3.2/km2 (8.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+6 (East)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+6 (not observed)
Postal codes
100000
Aurie codes+7 (721)
ISO 3166 codeKZ-KAR
Vehicle registrationM
Destricts9
Ceeties11
Tounships39
Veelages557 [2]
Wabsteidhttp://www.karaganda-region.kz

Karagandy Province (Kazakh: Қарағанды облысы, Qarağandı oblısı) is a province o Kazakhstan. Its caipital is Karaganda. The population o the province is 1,375,000; that o the ceety is 437,000.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province wis the steid o intense coal minin durin the days o the Soviet Union an hae been the steid o several gulag forcit labor camps an aw. Follaein Warld War II, Joseph Stalin, leader o the Soviet Union, haed mony ethnic Germans deportit tae the aurie.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Wi an aurie o 428,000 sq. km, Karagandy Province is the lairgest province. Awtho it doesna touch the borders o ony kintra, it touches nearly ivery ither province. Thay are: Aktobe Province tae the wast; Kostanay Province tae the northwast; Akmola Province tae the north; Pavlodar Province tae the Northeast; East Kazakhstan Province tae the east; Almaty Province tae the sootheast; Jambyl Province an Sooth Kazakhstan Province tae the sooth; an Kyzylorda Province tae the soothwast. The Ishim (Esil) River, a tributary o the Irtysh River, begins in Karagandy Province.

The aurie is arid an flat, gien tae plains wi occasional hills an saisonal streams. Karkaralinsk Nature Park, coverin 90,300 hectares, is locatit in the province.

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

46.9% o the population is ethnic Roushie an 32.6% is ethnic Kazakh. The minorities are Ukrainian (7.2%) an German (3.1%).[3]

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