The East Kazakhstan region was formed in 1932, in 1997 the Semipalatinsk region was annexed to the territory of the region. The administrative center is the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, founded in 1720 and located at the confluence of the Irtysh and Ulba rivers.
283 226 sq. km.
Neighboring regions and countries:
A small territory of Eastern Kazakhstan is occupied by the Altai and Saur-Tarbagatai mountains with eternal glaciers on the tops, the Kalba mountain range, shallow rolling plains, the Kazakh melkosopochnik, wide basins, extensive plains along rivers.
More than 40% of all water reserves of Kazakhstan are concentrated in the East Kazakhstan region. About 885 rivers with a length of more than 10 km flow on the territory of East Kazakhstan Region.
The region consists of 5 districts:
4 cities of regional subordination (city administrations):
In total, there are 15 districts, 10 cities, 3 villages, 752 rural settlements in the region.
(to 1 September 2022, thousand person)
(January-June 2022 to January-June 2021, %
(September 2022 per to september 2021, %)
Average monthly salary 250 976
(I quarter of 2021, tenge)
Unemployment rate 4,8
(2st quarter of 2022, %)
*Excluding small businesses engaged in entrepreneurial activities.