FACTS ABOUT ALMATY
- The city of Almaty is the largest in Kazakhstan with about 1.5 million people, located in the southeast corner near the border of Kyrgyzstan
- Almaty used to be the capital of Kazakhstan until 1997, changing to Astana, now Nur-Sultan.
- The name Almaty is believed to come from the Kazakh word for apple, translating as “full of apples”, deriving from the abundant wild apple diversity and is considered a source for the modern domestic
- The hotel “Kazakhstan” is the first high-rise building in the city, the symbol of Almaty.
- Almaty is the cultural, educational, cultural, and economic hub in the It is also a financial, media, and transport hub for Central Asia, including a new highway, built in 2017, from China to Europe and passing through Almaty, which is going to be a new Silk Way.