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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Almaty (Алматы; Alma-Ata: Алма-Ата), Kazakhstan

Panoramic night view of Almaty from Kok-Tobe mountain
Panoramic night view of Almaty from Kok-Tobe mountain.
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About Almaty

Almaty Coat of ArmsSatellite view is showing Almaty, largest city and the former capital of Kazakhstan. The city is located where the Bolshaya and the Malaya Almaatinka rivers emerge into the plain, in the northern foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau mountains at an altitude of 650-1200 m.

Cityscape Almaty, Kazakhstan
Cityscape Almaty with Ili Alatau mountains, part of the Northern Tian Shan mountain range in background.
History (short version)
Founded in 1854 as a Russian military post, it was built on the site of a settlement destroyed by the Mongols in the 13th century. It became the capital of the Kazakh SSR in 1929 and capital of the independent state of Kazakhstan in 1991. In 1997, the capital was moved from Almaty to the more centrally located Astana.

Today Almaty is Kazakhstan's largest metropolis with a population of about 2 million inhabitants. The city remains Kazakhstan's trading and cultural hub, Central Asia's largest museum, the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan is located in Almaty.

Main sights in the city are, the Park of 28 Panfilov Guardsmen surrounding Zenkov Cathedral, The Golden Warrior (Independence Monument), Almaty Tower (a television and observation tower), Kok-Tobe (mountain), Sayran Lake (artificial lake and reservoir), Almaty Zoo, the Ile-Alatau National Park south of Almaty, Shymbulak (ski resort), the A. Kasteyev State Museum of Arts (largest art museum in Kazakhstan), the Astrophysical Observatories of Almaty (Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute), and the Kazakh Museum of Folk Musical Instruments.

Capital city of Kazakhstan is Astana. Spoken languages are Kazakh (official) and Russian.

The map shows a city map of Almaty with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Almaty International Airport (IATA code: ALA), about 14 km (9 miles) by road north east of the center of Almaty.

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Local Time Almaty:
Monday-July-22  01:11  
UTC/GMT +6 hours
φ Latitude, λ Longitude (of Map center; move the map to see coordinates):
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City Coordinates: 43°16′39″N 76°53′45″E
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External Links:
Almaty (official website)
Almaty (visitors website)

The Astana Times
English-language Kazakhstan news.

Wikipedia: Almaty
Wikipedia entry Almaty.
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