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Aktobe


The largest city in western Kazakhstan

Aktobe (formerly Aktyubinsk) is the largest city in western Kazakhstan, located on the Ilek river, a tributary of the Ural river. Now Aktobe is a beautiful green city, a major industrial and cultural center. The city has plants and factories of heavy, light and chemical industries. The city is relatively young, but it has something to show to the tourists and travelers.

Evolution of city name

History of the city goes back to XIX century, when it was a military outpost Ak-Tobe ("white hill") built in 1869 by Russian troops; 22 years later the outpost already received the status of city with the name of Aktyubinsk. Since 1991 the city got its historical name Aktobe back.

How Aktobe will meet tourists

The city has two museums of republican significance, a tennis center, a hippodrome, a planetarium, a plurality of amusement parks, the two largest shopping and entertainment centers, Palace of Sports, several beaches on the shore of the river Ilek. In 2009 it was built a new Water-Green Boulevard of Unity and Reconciliation with amphitheater, monument "Shanyrak" and two fountains. Parkway connects the city's central mosque Nur Gasyr and St. Nicholas Cathedral, both built in 2008.


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Guest rating: 9.4
Room price, from: $ 32

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City: Aktobe
Guest rating: 9.4
Room price, from: $ 32

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City: Aktobe
Guest rating: 9.4
Room price, from: $ 32

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City: Aktobe
Guest rating: 9.4
Room price, from: $ 35

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