Qostanay, Kostanai, Kostanay, Kustanay

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"N Kazakhstan, on the Tobol River. It is an agricultural center and producer of chemical fibers. Rich iron deposits are nearby at Rudnyi. The city expanded dramatically in the 1960s as a result of the Virgin Lands campaign." From the Columbia Encyclopedia [external link].

"northern Kazakstan, on the Tobyl River. Founded by Russian settlers from the Volga region in 1879, it became a centre of trade in the steppe, particularly in grain, a role that was enhanced by the construction of a branch railway in 1913. Kustanay was made an oblast (province) administrative centre in 1933, but its greatest expansion dates from the mid-1950s and the Virgin and Idle Lands Campaign, which extended agriculture and hastened the exploitation of mineral wealth, and the construction of rail lines in the region. The city's most economically important industries are food processing and other light enterprises, though there are vehicle and agricultural-equipment repair shops, and spare parts are produced for excavators and mining equipment. Kustanay has a teacher-training institute." From the Encyclopaedia Britannica [external link].

"The city in northern Kazakstan, on the Tobyl River. Founded by Russian settlers from the Volga region in 1879, it became a centre of trade in the steppe, a role that was enhanced by the construction of a branch railway in 1913. Kostanay was made an oblast (region) administrative center in 1933, but its greatest expansion dates from the mid-1950s and the Virgin and Idle Lands Campaign, which extended agriculture, hastened the exploitation of mineral wealth, and the construction of rail lines in the region. The city's most economically important industries are food processing and other light enterprises, though there are vehicle and agricultural-equipment repair shops, and spare parts are produced for excavators and mining equipment." Previously on the Gateway to Kazakhstan.

Kostanai.kz [external link] is in Russian. General information, news, government, economy, culture, education, sports, photogallery.

Kostanaja [external link] is in Russian; not much, but it does have a map.

Kostanay.net [external link] is in Russian: train and plane schedules, taxi info, cafe, bars, restaurants, hotels, travel companies, libraries, banks, internet resources, professional holidays, news, forum.

Maps

Yahoo Group: Kazakhstan-Qostanay [external link] for parents who have adopted or are in the process of adopting from the Qostanay, Kostanai, Kostanay, Kustanay region of Kazakhstan. Not much activity since 2010.

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

Wiki: Kostanay [external link] is in Kazakh, Russian and English.

Akim of the Kostanay region [external link]

Kostanai.org [external link]

Youtube videos: Kostanay by Aizhan [external link] and Kostanay by Alex [external link].

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

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Kostanay - the granary of the country [external link] has a few photos.

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Picture spread: stories from the lives of people with disabilities in Kostanay city [external link]

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Kostanay: Winter in "almost" Siberia [external link] is a lovely photo album.

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Ingvarr photo album [external link]

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

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Hotels

  • Tselinnaya
  • Medeo: "December 2006 - January 2007, $100 for standard room for 2 adults, private bath with shower, refer, mini bar, room service, air conditioned, heat, phones, TV, crib available, restaurant (Kazakh and modified American), staff speaks English, recreational facilities, internet access, accepts credit cards, walking distance to shopping. Nicer than many western hotels. Outstanding service, great food, room service, laundry service, balconies, internet access in room, showers or bath tubs available. Very, very nice hotel."
  • Tobul: "April 2003 $45 for standard room for 2 adults and 1 child, private bath with tub, refridgerator, room service, heated, TV, Kazakh restaurant, bar, internet access, accepts credit cards, walking distance to shopping, 'Nice, clean rooms. The staff was very helpful and accomodating from using the internet to getting extra linens. We were there for an adoption and the staff was very nice to the families with children (there were quite a few of us). The food was always a gamble because we couldn't communicate very well and we food it rather bland and greasy. There is a pizza place and 3 storey indoor mall very close to the hotel. We ate at a resturant at the mall several times and bought food to bring back to the room. Basically, we were very happy with this hotel, especially when we compared it to the one we stayed in Almaty! '"
  • Aidana Plaza: From an adoptive mom: "It was a great hotel at a great location. We were about a block away from the mall. It was very modern. There was big windows that actually had screens. The rooms were big and the bathrooms were beautiful. (Marble Tile) There was a little store below the hotel that sold everything that you could possibly need to survive in Kostanai. The staff at the hotel was very kind." Adoptive dad: "private bath with tub and shower, refridgerator, room service, AC, heating, phones and TV in room, crib available, walking distance to shopping. Contact Brian [e-mail link] for details."
  • Kostanitourist: restaurant. "April 2004, single bed for $15, private bath with shower, TV, Russian restaurant, bar, elevator, walking distance to shopping, Staff friendly but did not speak English. Rooms clean. Bathrooms functional but in major need of renovation. Good service at restaurant/bar."
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