The modern city of Shymkent has a population of more than half-million people and is one of the top three cities in Kazakhstan, simultaneously being the industrial, trading and cultural center of the South Kazakhstan Region (SKR). Shymkent with its rich history and culture emerged on the crossing of caravan roads as one of the stops along the Great Silk Road and is along the row of the most ancient cities of Central Asia.
Administrative centre - Shymkent
The territory of the city equals 300 square kilometers.
The population of Shymkent consists of 526,600 people
Industrial and economic profile of the city
Shymkent is the industrial, trading and cultural center of South Kazakhstan Region (SKR). Shymkent has drastically changed in recent years, in many respects due to the rapid development of entrepreneurial business not only in Shymkent, but also in the South-Kazakhstan Region.
The industrial profile of Shymkent city is defined with nonferrous-metals industry, chemical and petrochemical industries and mechanical engineering.
Features and sights
Shymkent with its rich history and cultural background emerged on the crossing of caravan roads at one of the stops along the Great Silk Road and is considered among the group of most historical cities of Central Asia. Shymkent is a city of specific interest for the tourists, historians and archeologists because the tourist routes to numerous resorts, exotic and historic places start here.
Guests of Shymkent city can enjoy modern hotels, airport, railway and bus stations, and international communication with any place in the world, historical sights, variety and magnificence of natural landscapes, kindliness and hospitality of Shymkent residents.