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"N Kazakhstan, on the Irtysh River. It is an oil-refining center, and manufactures include heavy machinery, aluminum, and chemicals. It was founded as a fortress in 1720, and remained for many years a quiescent salt manufacturing town." From the Columbia Encyclopedia .
"northeastern Kazakstan. It is a port on the Irtysh (Ertis) River. The community was founded in 1720 as Koryakovsky outpost on the Russian Irtysh fortified line, near salt lakes. It became the town of Pavlodar in 1861, but, although it did a substantial trade in salt and agricultural produce, its population was only about 8,000 in 1897. Since then and particularly since the mid-1960s, it has grown considerably to become a major industrial centre, with tractor, aluminum, and chemical plants. An oil refinery was completed in 1978. The city has industrial and teacher-training institutes." From the Encyclopaedia Britannica .
"The city in northeastern Kazakhstan. It is a port on the Irtysh River. The community was founded in 1720 as Koryakovsky outpost on the Russian Irtysh fortified line, near salt lakes. It became the town of Pavlodar in 1861, but, although it did a substantial trade in salt and agricultural produce, its population was only about 8,000 in 1897. Since then and particularly since the mid-1960s, it has grown considerably to become a major industrial center, with tractor, aluminum, and chemical plants. An oil refinery was completed in 1978. The city has industrial and teacher-training institutes." Previously on the Gateway to Kazakhstan.
Pavlodar.ru is in Russian and Kazakh: about Pavlodar, picture album, emigration, links (lots of local ones), chat/forum.
Kazakhstan: "Sept 2002, $40, suite with 1 double bed, private bath with tub and shower, refridgerator, room service, phone, TV, coffee shop, restaurant, staff spoke English, walking distance to shopping, 'This hotel had several channels on TV, mostly in Russian/kazak, but they did have BBC. The price included breakfast, which was their choice of what you had each day. The English spoken there was very limited, but they were friendly and tried to help. They had 3 dogs that barked every night. Our room was right where they were, but other rooms could not hear them like we did. We were very comfortable in Pavladar. We could walk to the Internet Cafe and to different stores and shops on our own.' Contact Ron and Jane for further information."
Admiral Business Center: "March 1998, $15, private bath with tub, refer, room service, heat, phones, TV, restaurant, bar, staff speaks English walking distance to shopping."
"5/02, $30/night, 2 single beds, shower, refer, air conditioning, phones, TV, Kazakh/American restaurant, bar, spoke English, takes credit cards, walking distance to shopping."
"private bath, shower, hairdryer, refer, mini bar, heat, TV, crib, kitchenette, coffee shop"
Druzhba: "March/April 2005, $70 for 2 people and 1 bed; private bath with tub and shower, refrigerator, mini bar, air conditioned, heated, phones, TV, restaurant, bar, gift shop, salon, walking distance to shopping. 'Centrally located and on busy street, but in winter with windows closed, the noise level isn't bad at all- two balconies. English speaking tv channels are VH1, Fashion TV and CNN. Staff are very helpful and friendly and have even routed phone calls to the restaurant for us while we been eating breakfast. Area attractions- Irtysh River seems like it would be a scenic place when not iced over! Large Russian Orthodox and large mosque. Bowling alley. Great restaurants.' Contact Allan and Claire for more information."
"May 2004, $40 for 1, private bath with shower, refrigerator, mini bar, room service, air conditioned, heated, phone, TV, 1 restaurant, bar, gift shop, beauty salon, internet access, walking distance to shopping; 'Small rooms, but clean and very secure.' E-mail Diane for details.
Rent a 2 bedroom furnished apartment with phone, cable TV, microwave, washing machine; $500/month in May 2005. Contact Ainel Kankisheva for details and references.
Atameken: 3* hotel with 8 rooms near the Irtysh River, continental breakfast included, book through Academservice .