Petropavl, Petropavlovsk

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"N Kazakhstan, on the Ishim (Esil) River and at the junction of the Trans-Kazakhstan and Trans-Siberian RR. Small motors, agricultural machinery, leather, felt, and foodstuffs are produced in the city. On the caravan route between Turkistan and W China, Petropavl was founded as a fort in 1752 and became a center for trade between Russia and the central Asian kingdoms. Its industrial development began in the late 19th cent. and intensified during and following World War II." From the Columbia Encyclopedia [external link].

"northern Kazakstan. It lies along the Esil (Ishim) River in the centre of the Esil Steppe. Petropavlovsk was founded as a Russian fort in 1752 and soon became an important centre of trade between Russia and Central Asia and the Kazak steppes. The Trans-Siberian Railroad reached Petropavlovsk in 1896, and by 1917 the population was nearly 50,000. Petropavlovsk now has some notable industrial undertakings and is also important as the junction of the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Kazakstan railroads. The city has a theatre, a television station, and a teacher-training institute." From the Encyclopaedia Britannica [external link].

"The city in northern Kazakstan. It lies along the Esil (Ishim) River in the centre of the Esil Steppe. Petropavlovsk was founded as a Russian fort in 1752 and soon became an important centre of trade between Russia and Central Asia and the Kazakh steppes. The Trans-Siberian Railroad reached Petropavlovsk in 1896, and by 1917 the population was nearly 50,000. Petropavlovsk now has some notable industrial undertakings and is also important as the junction of the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Kazakhstan railroads. The city has a theatre, a television station, and a teacher-training institute." Previously on the Gateway to Kazakhstan.

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

Millant [external link] photo album.

Yahoo Group: PVPK [external link] is a small list for parents whose kids came from Petropavlovsk. Not much activity since 2010.

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

Antares Foundation [external link] is a non-profit organization working with orphanages in Petropavlovsk.

My Petropavlovsk [external link] photos of the city, people, etc.

keep it simple, but try to make it swing [external link] started with the Peace Corp in the fall of 2007.

Northern Kazakhstan Region [external link] is in Russian, Kazakh and English. Lists hotels.

Petropavlovsk History Slide Show [external link] words in Russian, contains some old pictures.

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

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Facebook: Petropavlovsk [external link]

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Wiki: Petropavl [external link]

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

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Ingvarr photo album [external link]

Hotels

  • Kyzyl-Zhanar
  • Skiff: "Feb 2002, $50-100, suite with 1 double bed, tub, shower, refridgerator, TV, room service, 1 restaurant, bar, spoke English, pool, beauty salon, walking distance to shopping; 'In order to be in a good room you must be on the second floor. There are other rooms that are not acceptable to Western standards also in the hotel for MUCH cheaper but it is not worth the difference. Insist on staying on the second floor.' "

    "Oct/Nov 2003, $56 for room with 1 bed, refridgerator, heated, room service, phone, TV, restaurant, bar, pool, beauty salon, walking distance to shopping, staff spoke English, 'The hotel was much nicer than I expected. Only some of the staff speaks any English and it's not super great, but they are very nice none the less. We didn't bring suits to use the pool but I wish we had.' contact Sarah [e-mail link] for more details."

    "August 2004, $58 for 2 people, private bath with tub and shower, refer, TV, restaurant, bar, pool, salon, walking distance to shopping. The Skiff hotel was very convenient. The meals were included ( Breakfast and Dinner). There was a menu in English. The staff was cordial but did not speak English."

    "November 2005, $89/2 people, private bath with tub, shower, refer, room service, heat, phones, TV, restaurant, bar, lounge, staff speaks English, pool, recreational facilities, gift shop, salon, internet access, accepts credit cards, walking distance to shopping."
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