About the region
North Kazakhstan region is the northern gate of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It borders on three regions of the Russian Federation – Kurgan, Tyumen, and Omsk. The administrative center is Petropavl.
The advantageous geographical position in the center of the Eurasian continent and the long border with Russia contributed to the intensive development of transport communications. The main transport networks connecting Europe and Asia pass through the North Kazakhstan region. And Petropavl has become a large transport and logistics hub in Northern Kazakhstan.
North Kazakhstan region was formed in 1936.
Territory – 98.0 thousand sq. km, the share in the territory of the republic is 3.6 percent.
The population as of January 1, 2019, was 554.5 thousand people, or 3 percent of the total population of the republic.
The urban population is 251.8 thousand people, or 45.4 percent, rural – 302.7 thousand people, or 54.6 percent.
The center of the region is the city of Petropavl, founded in 1752, the population as of January 1, 2019, is 218.9 thousand people.