The coal capital of Kazakhstan Karaganda is one of the largest industrial centers of Kazakhstan. The name of the city, according to one version, was given to it because of the coal mined here ("kara" is the Kazakh word for "black"). In XIX c. here was discovered coal, and Russian merchants began active work in coal mining first, then the French and British entrepreneurs continued this business. Karaganda became a place where were located large enterprises of coal mining, engineering, metal-working and food industries.
Modern regional center Undoubtedly, mining city can't boast centuries-old architectural monuments or breathtaking scenery, but nevertheless Karaganda has its special, unique atmosphere. The modern Karaganda is not only industrial center, but also a beautiful green city with a developed infrastructure. Karaganda is distinguished by beautiful, wide streets and systematic development of the city. It is also a major transport hub. Along with planned development in the city was an active construction of cultural monuments, creation of museums, parks, building of mosques and temples. In 1983 in Karaganda was built the circus, a building that represents one of the most magnificent and modern buildings in the country.
City of different religions In Karaganda there are many mosques, cathedrals and temples, built in different architectural styles. Each of these structures is beautiful and majestic in its own way. Locals and tourists enjoy the historic, cultural and architectural monuments that are the perfect decoration of the city.