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Алма-Ата), Kazakhstan

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About Almaty

Satellite view is showing Almaty, largest city and the former capital of Kazakhstan. The city is located in the northern foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau, where the Bolshaya and Malaya Almaatinka rivers emerge into the plain.

Almaty (also known as Alma-Ata) has a population of about 2 million inhabitants. Today the capital city of Kazakhstan is Astana.
Spoken languages are Kazakh (official) and Russian.

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.

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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