Information about region
Information about region
Aqtobe region, the largest administrative unit of the West Kazakhstan region, located in the northwest of the Republic of Kazakhstan, stretches from the Ulkeyik valley in the east to Kyil in the west. The length of about 800 km from east to west and 700 km from north to south, covers a total area of about 300 thousand square kilometers.
Historically, the Aqtobe region was formed and developed as a border region, standing at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, at the crossroads of cultures, and this largely determined the originality of our region as a multinational, multicultural and polyconfessional region. The features of the region are also determined by the fact that significant migration flows (trade, caravan routes, conquests, migration of peoples, etc.) passed through its territory from ancient times, where clans and tribes were consolidated, mixed, assimilated in the whirlpool of historical movement, there was an interaction of cultures and ethnic groups.
Aqtobe region within its current borders was formed on March 10, 1932. The territory of the Aqtobe region is 300.6 thousand km2 (11% of the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the second largest region after the Karaganda region). The region is located in the northwestern part of the Republic of Kazakhstan, bordering:
- in the west - with the West Kazakhstan, Atyrau and Mangystau regions;
- in the east - with Kostanai, Karaganda and Kyzylorda regions;
- in the north - with the Orenburg region of the Russian Federation;
- in the south - with the Karakalpak Autonomous Region of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
- The regional center is the city of Aйtobe, the distance to the city of Nur-Sultan is 1,678 km.
Administrative division of the region: 1 city of regional significance, 7 cities of district subordination, 12 districts, 372 rural settlements.
The population is 902.6 thousand people, of which 648.7 thousand (71.9%) are urban. The region includes 12 districts, 1 city of regional significance and 7 cities of regional significance (Alga, Kandyagash, Emba, Zhem, Temir, Shalkar, Khromtau).
National composition: Kazakhs - 83.3%, Russians - 11.0%, Ukrainians - 2.4%, others - 3.3%.
Arrival to Aqtobe region
- Foreign citizens and stateless persons need a visa to enter the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan, unless otherwise established by an international treaty of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
- To obtain a visa, an invitation is required, agreed with the interested state bodies, unless otherwise provided by the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
- An invitation for entry on private matters shall be submitted no earlier than 1 year and no later than 5 working days before the intended date of entry of the recipient of visas into the Republic of Kazakhstan.
- An application or a verbal note is submitted no earlier than 90 calendar days and no later than 5 working days before the expected date of entry of the visa recipient into the Republic of Kazakhstan.
- The term for consideration of the invitation is no more than 3 working days when the service is provided in electronic form and no more than 5 working days - in paper form - from the date of submission of the application.
- In order to issue an invitation, the inviting party submits to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan (MFA RK) a note verbale with a table attached in the form.
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