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About city

History and modernity of Ust-Kamenogorsk.

 

 

 

 

 

Founded in 1720 at the confluence of the Irtysh and Ulba rivers as a fort and trading post named Ust-Kamennaya. The city was established in 1720 according to the order of the Russian Emperor Peter the Great, who sent a military expedition headed by major Ivan Vasilievich Likharev in the search of Yarkenda gold. Likharev’s expedition directed up the Irtysh river to Zaysan Lake.

In 1868 the city became the capital of the Semipalatinsk Oblast.

 

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Ust'-kamenogorsk

Ust'-Kamenogorsk (Kazakh: Oskemen) is the capital of the East Kazakhstan Oblast. Situated near the merger of Ulba and Irtysh rivers.

 

Country:
Kazakhstan
Статус:
областной центр
Province:
East Kazakhstan Oblast
Founded:
1720
Incorporated (city):
1868
Coordinates:
49°59′0″N 82°37′0″E
Area:
1.540 km2 (208.5 sq mi)
Population (2007):
298,200
Time zone:
UTC +6
Area code(s):
+7 (7232)



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Символика г. Усть-Каменогорска

Хроника событий г. Усть-Каменогорска

Материал предоставлен Восточно-Казахстанским областным историко-краеведческим музеем.

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