From Kazakhstan Encyclopedia

Template:Infobox settlement Taldykorgan (Template:Lang-kz, Template:Lang-ru), known as Taldy-Kurgan until 1993, is the administrative center of Almaty Region, Kazakhstan. Population: Template:Kz-census2009 Template:Kz-census1999 Most of the people are Kazakhs.


Taldykorgan has a diverse educational system, including a university, institutes, institutions, technical training colleges, secondary schools and kindergartens. There are 27 public health facilities, a theater, amusement parks, libraries, a city cinema, stadium, sports complex and swimming pools. All of the facilities have not been maintained since the USSR era.[1]


The ethnic composition of Taldykorgan according to a 2010 census was thus:[2][3]


Taldykorgan Airport services a number Kazakh and Russian cities, while its train station services from 30 km from Taldykorgan Central Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Russia, Baltic States and the People's Republic of China.


The city has a football club, FC Zhetysu Taldykorgan.[4][5]

Notable residents


  • Andrei Kivilev (1973 - 2003) - professional bicycle racer.
  • Sergey Vodopyanov (born 1987) - Russian amateur boxer, winner gold in bantamweight Class at the 2007 World Amateur Boxing Championships.
  • Alibek Buleshev(born 1981) - Kazakhstanian football forward.
  • Mirat Sarsembayev (born 1986) - amateur boxer from Kazakhstan, best known for winning the flyweight bronze at the 2005 World Amateur Boxing Championships.
  • Victor Sydorenko (born 1953) - painter, curator, teacher, an author of objects and photocompositions and also scientific and publicistic texts, member and the vice-president of Ukrainian Academy of Arts.
  • Marian Handwerker (born 1944) film director born in Taldykorgan

Sister cities


  1. http://www.advantour.com/kazakhstan/almaty/taldykorgan.htm retrieved 2007-07-27
  2. Агентство Республики Казахстан по статистике. Численность населения Республики Казахстан по областям, городам и районам, полу и отдельным возрастным группам, отдельным этносам на начало 2010 года
  3. Национальный состав населения Казахстана по переписи 2009
  4. http://www.brandsoftheworld.com/countries/kz/121815.html retrieved 2007-07-27
  5. http://www.soccerway.com/match/super-league/fc-zhetysu-taldykorgan/fc-irtysh-pavlodar/450289/ retrieved 2007-07-27

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