Tour of the city Aktobe (Aktyubinsk)
Aktobe (in Kazakh means «white hill») — a major industrial and cultural center of the North-Western Kazakhstan. It was founded in 1869 on the site of a military fortress Aktobe. The city is situated on the left bank of the river Ilek. During the first three decades after the founding of the economic life of Aktobe it was closely associated with the nomadic pastoralists of the Kazakhs. Later next to him began to settle immigrants. settlement has received the status of county town and the name of Aktobe. The settlement was divided into distinctive neighborhoods: Kurmysh, Tatar Sloboda, Otorvanovka. . Its numbers grew slowly — and by the end of the 19th century, the number of its inhabitants hardly reached three thousand people. Today, the number is more than half a million people. The largest economic center in western Kazakhstan. Ferroalloy Plant, chromium compounds, agricultural engineering, X-ray equipment, etc. Chemical industry. Light, food industry, especially developed manufacturing alcoholic beverages.