Aqtöbe, Aktöbe, Aktyubinsk

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"Formerly Aktyubinsk, NW Kazakhstan, on the Ilek River and the Kazalinsk RR. Aqtobe has an important ferroalloy plant and chromium complex based on nearby ore deposits. Founded in 1869, the city grew rapidly with the expansion of metallurgical industries during World War II." Taken from the Columbia Encyclopedia .

"city, northwestern Kazakstan, on the Ilek River. It was founded in 1869 as Aktyube ("White Hill"), a small Russian fort; the first Russian peasant settlers arrived in 1878. In 1891 it became the capital of an uyezd (canton) and in 1932 of an oblast (province). During World War II a ferroalloys plant was built to smelt the nickel and chromium ores of the Mughalzhar (Mugodzhar) Hills. Now an important industrial centre, Aqtöbe produces chromium compounds, X-ray apparatus, and parts for agricultural machinery and has stockyards and flour mills. Cultural assets include a teacher-training and a medical institute, a theatre, several museums, and a planetarium." From the Encyclopaedia Britannica [external link].

"Formerly Aktubinsk, the city in northwestern Kazakhstan, on the Ilek River. It was founded in 1869 as Aktyube ("White Hill"), a small Russian fort; the first Russian peasant settlers arrived in 1878. In 1891 it became the capital of an uyezd (canton) and in 1932 of an oblast (region). During World War II a ferroalloys plant was built to smelt the nickel and chromium ores of the Mughalzhar (Mugodzhar) Hills. Now an important industrial center, Aktobe produces chromium compounds, X-ray apparatus, and parts for agricultural machinery and has stockyards and flour mills. Cultural assets include a teacher-training and a medical institute, a theatre, several museums, and a planetarium." Previously on the Gateway to Kazakhstan.

Maps
Maps [external link] of Aqtobe.
Aqtobe Map with Kazakh nationality (click on map to see a larger image, shows location of Kazakhs) used with permission from World Map [external link].

Rikatv [external link] is in Russian and Kazakh.

Yahoo Group: Aqtobe [external link]: "This group is for families who share the common bond of having adopted or preparing to adopt a child or children from Aqtobe." Little activity since 2010.

Falling Rain [external link] has maps and current weather conditions (temperature, cloud cover and precipitation).

Wiki: Aktobe [external link]

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Visit Kazakhstan [external link] has information about the area, hotels, restaurants, etc.

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Aboutkazakhstan.com [external link]: population, city coat of arms, map, history, and pictures.

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Ingvarr photo album [external link]

Hotels

  • Aktubinsk
  • Albion [external link]. AC, TV, mini bar, cocktail lounge, bar, hair salon, restaurant, 14 rooms. "Aug./Sept. 2003, $125 for one and $250 for a family, private bath with tub and shower, refridgerator, minibar, room service, AC and heat, phone, TV, cribs available, restaurant, bar, elevator, pool, accepts credit cards, walking distance to shopping, 'Most of the staff did not speak English, so that was often challenging. This hotel is considered the best in Aktobe, and is where the President of Kazakhstan stays when he is in town with his entourage. There are only 14 rooms, including one suite. They have an extensive exercise facility, and excellent security at the entrances.' Contact Suzanne [e-mail link] for more details."
  • Asia
  • Tourist
  • Samal: "Sept. 2003, $125 for suite for 4, private bathroom with shower, refridgerator, room service, AC and heat, phone, TV, crib available, restaurant. 'The General Manager of this hotel spoke fluent English, and they tried very hard to accomodate our every need. Very nice and reasonably priced!' Contact Suzanne [e-mail link] for more details."
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