During my time in Kazakhstan last year, I made it my mission to go to Shymkent to see if I have a modern time there. One thing led to another and I ran to Osh in Kyrgyzstan and then got tickets to get away from Central Asia on a flight to Istanbul.
We all know that Kazakhstan is independent, but the Shymkentians decided to declare this green park Kazakhstan. On 19 June 2018, the region of South Kazakhstan was taken over and placed directly under the government of Kazakhstan, and by decree of the President of Kazakhstan it was recognised as "ShymKent."
As of June 2018, the city has been granted the status of a city of national importance and is the administrative center of the South Kazakhstan region in independent Kazakhstan. It is one of three Kazakh cities with a status that corresponds to that of this region. Shymkent is also known as one of the most Kazakh cities, as Kazakh is spoken in this city, unlike other cities where Russian is still the dominant language.
The last census of Kazakhs (2009) shows the following ethnic composition of the city. The five largest ethnic groups in this city will be from 2018: the ethnic composition of the individual ethnic groups in Shymkent will follow from June 2018. The largest population group in 2018 is the Kazakhs (385,296 inhabitants), followed by the Russian Federation (5,821) and the Kyrgyz Republic (4,721).
Shymkent became part of the Kazakh khanate in the early 16th century and later in the 17th and 18th centuries was conquered by Dzhungar, a conqueror. The name of the town became a reference to fermented horse milk, which is popular in many Central Asian countries. Although it was destroyed several times, including once by Genghis Khan, the city itself held out. Originally part of the Autonomous Republic of Turkestan, Shymkhar became a part of the Republic of Turkestan in 1925. Kazakh SSR And since then it has been a member of both the Russian Federation and the Kyrgyz Republic.
In the 20th century Shymkent was an industrial centre in southern Kazakhstan and was characterised by rapid growth in the second half of the century. Today it is one of the most important industrial centres in Kazakhstan and an important economic centre for the region.
The city is located relatively close to the borders with Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and is the regional center of southern Kazakhstan. The green streets are full of shops, restaurants, cafes, hotels, shops and restaurants, and the tourist route starts in the city of Shymkent, located in the south - east of Kazakhstan, just a few kilometers from Kazakhstan's capital Astana.
There is no international communication with neighboring Uzbekistan, but there is a direct connection to most cities in Kazakhstan, including Astana, Tashkent, Almaty, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk and other cities in Kazakhstan. There are several hotels and restaurants in the city, most of them starting from 16,500 kzt, and a number of restaurants, hotels, cafes and shops.
The EBRD has invested nearly $6.75 billion in the country's economy, with more than half of the total projects supported by the private sector. Janet Heckman, Director of E-BRD for Kazakhstan, said: "This is a great opportunity for the development of Kazakhstan's infrastructure and economic development. We will also be preparing to introduce alternative fuels in Kazakhstan as part of our global investment strategy for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Kaelyn herself travelled to Kazakhstan for the first time this year under the EBRD E-BRD-Kazakhstan programme. You can read more about her experiences in the country here and here on her Instagram and Facebook pages.
Shymkent is the capital of Southern Kazakhstan and serves as a hub for some very interesting activities in the area. Although I never really made it to the city, I am here to tell you about 7 great things you can do around Shymksent, Kazakhstan, with a brief introduction to this city. The population is estimated at 1,002,291, and the Kazakhstan region is one of the most densely populated. The city itself has just over 1 million inhabitants and is one of the largest cities in Kazakhstan with an area of 2.5 million square kilometres.
The tourist value of Shymkent is quite large and it is the third largest city in Kazakhstan. Located in southern Kazakhstan, the population grew to over one million by 2018, followed by Almaty, the capital of Nur Sultan. It is a hub between Tashkent and Bishkek in northern Kazakhstan and one of the largest cities with developed infrastructure. This is another large city with developing infrastructure and a number of tourist attractions.
The next theatre in Shymkent is D'Shanin, which is one of the most popular theatres in the world and the second largest in Kazakhstan. There are also a number of other theatres, such as the Bishkek Opera House, the Kuznetsov Theatre and some others.