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20 February

20 February 1932

Formation of the East Kazakhstan region

East Kazakhstan region was formed in 1932. In 1997 it was included in the territory of the former Semipalatinsk region. The administrative center is the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk (founded in 1720), it’s located at the confluence of the Rivers Irtysh and Ulba. Distance to Astana is 1038 km, to Almaty - 1,068 km.

The region consists of 10 towns, 15 rural districts, 254 rural and aul districts, 872 towns and villages. The population of the area (on January 1, 2011) 1,396,700 people. The average population density per square kilometer is 4.9 persons. The ethnic composition of the region: Kazakhs - 54.5%, Russian - 40.5%, other nationalities - 5.0%.

The region is located on the area of ​​283.3 thousand square kilometers. This is 10.2 percent of the territory of Kazakhstan.

The region has borders with Pavlodar, Karaganda, Almaty region of Kazakhstan, Altai territory and Altai Republic of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China.

Today, the East Kazakhstan is economically self-sufficient, a dynamic region with a unique natural world, huge industrial potential, extensive social infrastructure and strong agricultural sector.

20 February 1988

The museum named after S. Seifullin was opened in accordance with the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR

The museum named after S. Seifullin – a poet, novelist, playwright, essayist, literary critic, composer, educator, public figure and statesman, was opened in accordance with the Regulation of the Council of Ministers of the Kazakh SSR. This is not just a repository of historical material and spiritual culture that associated with his life and activities. This is the research enterprise that sets the educational tasks. During the eighteen years of its existence, the museum of S.Seifullin promotes the creative and spiritual heritage of one of the brightest sons of the Kazakh people. The museum became one of the historical and spiritual centers of Astana.