Information about the region

Nur-Sultan is the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan since December 10, 1997. The status of a city-millionaire was made in June of 2017, when the population amounted to 1 002 874 resident. Nur Sultan is located in the North of the country, on the banks of the Ishim river. Administratively the city is divided into 4 districts:

  • Almaty;
  • Baikonur;
  • Esil;
  • Saryarka.

The city stands on a steppe plain. The relief of the territory occupied by it is low over-flood terraces. Chestnut soils predominate.

Nur Sultan is located on the banks of the Ishim river. The city is divided into two parts — the right and left Bank. The hydrographic network of the city is represented not only by the Ishim river, but also by its minor right tributaries-Sarybulak and Akbulak. Within a radius of 25-30 km around the city there are numerous fresh and salt lakes.

The convenient location in the center of the Eurasian continent makes Nur Sultan an economically profitable transport, communication and logistics center, a kind of transit bridge between Europe and Asia.

The transfer of the capital gave a powerful impetus to the economic development of Nur Sultan. The high growth rate of the city's economy attracts many investors.

The capital's economy is based on industrial production, transport, communications, trade and construction.

Industrial production is concentrated mainly in the production of building materials, food/beverages and mechanical engineering. Astana occupies a leading position in Kazakhstan in the production of construction metal products, ready-to-use concrete and construction products made of concrete.

Among the largest enterprises of the city can be identified such objects as Tselinograd car repair plant, concern "Tsesna-Astyk", the plant for the Assembly of passenger cars LLP "Tulpar-Talgo", the plant for the Assembly of helicopters LLP "Eurocopter Kazakhstan engineering", etc.


797.33 sq km.

Regional center

G. Nur-Sultan

Neighboring regions and countries:

in the North — North Kazakhstan, in the East — Pavlodar, in the South — Karaganda, in the West-Kostanay.

Climatic conditions

The climate of the city is sharply continental. Summers are hot and dry, winters are frosty and long. The average annual temperature is 3.1 °C. Precipitation falls 300 mm per year.

Key socio-economic indicators

(as of October 1, 2020, thousand people)


(October 2020 to December 2019,%)


Unemployment rate
(third quarter of 2020,%, estimate)


(January-June 2020, preliminary data,%)


average Monthly salary
(third quarter of 2020, tenge, estimate)

284 898


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