Information about the region

North Kazakhstan region — one of the fourteen regions in Kazakhstan. The administrative center is the city of Petropavlovsk.

North Kazakhstan region is located in the North of Kazakhstan, occupies the southern edge of the West Siberian plain and part of the Kazakh melkosopochnik (Sary-Arki). In the South is the mountain Zhaksy-Zhalgyztau (748 m) - the highest point of the region, the lowest point is located in the East of the region lake Teke (28 m).

The rivers belong to the basin of Ob river. The territory of the region is almost in the meridional direction crossed by the valley of the Ishim river (with tributaries Imanburlyk and Akkanburlyk), the width of which varies from a few kilometers in the South to 20-22 km in the North of the region.

On the territory of the region there are 3425 basins of existing and disappeared lakes. By the area of the water mirror, the largest of them are: Siletyteniz (777 km2), Teke (265 km2), Shagalalyteniz (240 km2), Kishi-Karaoi (102 km2). The area of 30-50 km2 or more have a basin of such lakes as Siverga, Mangier, dead lifts, Big Tarangul (Tarancon). Quantitatively dominated by lakes and lake basins with an area of about 1 km2. The greatest depths are the lakes of the Kokshetau upland: Shalkar-15 m, Zhaksy-Zhalgyztau-14.5 m, Imantau-10 m; lakes with depths less than 3-5 m prevail. On the Ishim river in the region there is a sergeyevsky reservoir with an area of about 117 km2.

North Kazakhstan region is located within the forest-steppe and steppe zones. In the forest-steppe there are southern forest-steppe and kolochnaya forest-steppe. The southern forest-steppe occupies the North of the region and is represented by a combination of birch and aspen-birch forests on gray forest soils and malts with grass-grass meadow steppes on leached chernozems and meadow-Chernozem soils, there are sedge swamps, sometimes with willow thickets. Kolochnaya forest-steppe occupies a large part of the North Kazakhstan region. Aspen-birch pegs form a sparse woodland depression on malt. Dominated by forb-feather grass steppe on ordinary black soil, mostly under cultivation. The area covered by forest is about 8 % of the territory, the forests are mostly birch.

One of the main specializations of the region is the development of agricultural orientation, the main purpose of which is to create conditions for improving the competitiveness of agricultural entities.

The region is divided into 13 districts and 1 city of regional significance-the city of Petropavlovsk (in brackets, the former names of the districts):

  • Aiyrtau district (Volodarsky) — RTS Saumalkol (Volodarskoye)
  • Akzhar district-RC village Talshik
  • Akkayynsky district (Soviet) - RC village Smirnovo
  • Esil district — RC the village of Yavlenka
  • Zhambyl district — RC the village presnovka
  • district Magzhan Zhumabayev (bulaevskii) — RTS of the city Bulaevo
  • Kyzylzhar district-RC village of Bishkul
  • Mamlyut district — RTS of the city Mamlyutka
  • the district named. Gabit Musrepov (virgin (Kuibyshev) district) — RTS Novoishimsk village (Kuibyshev)
  • Tayynshinsky district (Krasnoarmeysky) - RC city of tayynsha (Krasnoarmeysk)
  • Timiryazevsky district — RC the village of Timiryazevo
  • Ualikhanov district-RC village Kishkenekol
  • Shal Akyn district (Sergeevsky) - RC city of Sergeevka
  • city of Petropavlovsk

Number of cities-5. The number of rural districts is 190. Number of villages-689.

Petropavlovsk is a city in the North of Kazakhstan, the administrative center of the North Kazakhstan region.

Petropavlovsk is located in the South-Western part of the West Siberian plain, on the right Bank of the Ishim river, the longest tributary of the Irtysh. Not far from Petropavlovsk there are many lakes and ponds, for example: lake Bolshoe Beloe, lake Pestroye, lake Kishtibish-1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th, lake Maloe Beloe and Gorky lake. Also in the city you can find small forests, mostly consisting of birches, there are also planting pine.


97 993 sq. km.

Regional center

Petropavlovsk, major cities-tayynsha

Neighboring regions and countries:

in the North — with Kurgan, Tyumen and Omsk regions of Russia, in the South-East-with Pavlodar region, in the South-with Akmola region, in the West-with Kostanay region.

Climate conditions

The climate of the region is sharply continental. Winters are cold and long, summers are relatively hot, with clear, often dry weather prevailing. The average temperature of January -18.6 °C, July +19.0 °C. the Average annual precipitation is 350 mm, of which 80-85 % will fall in the warm season (April-October).

Main socio-economic indicators


(as of March 1, 2020, thousand people)



(March 2020 to February 2020,%)


Unemployment rate

(IV quarter of 2019,%)



(January-September 2019 to January-September 2018,%)


Average monthly wage

(IV quarter of 2019, tenge)

141 049


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