Karaganda region is a region in the central part of Kazakhstan. The region occupies the most elevated part of the Kazakh melkosopochnik — Saryarka.
Currently, the Karaganda region is the largest in terms of territory and industrial potential, rich in minerals and raw materials. The territory of the region within the new borders is 427,982 km2 (15.7 % of the total area of the territory of Kazakhstan), occupies the 49th place in the list of the largest first-level administrative units in the world. Almost a tenth of the total population of Kazakhstan lives in the region.
427 982 sq. km.
Neighboring regions and countries:
The Nura River, which originates from the Balkhash — Irtysh watershed and flows into Lake Tengiz, and its tributaries, in particular the Sherubainura, are of great economic importance. The Kulanotpes River, which also flows into Lake Tengiz, also has economic significance. Along with this, the rivers of the Karasor Lake basin, as well as the Ishim, Shiderty and other tributaries of the Irtysh are also important. The rivers of the Karaganda region are mostly low-water.
There are 1910 lakes on the territory of the region, the total total area of which is 926 km2. The water level in most lakes rises sharply in spring and falls in summer, as a result of which characteristic salt marshes are formed along the banks by autumn. The largest lake is Balkhash.
The region includes 9 districts and 9 cities of regional subordination:
(as of September 1, 2022, people)
(January-June 2022 to January-June 2021,%)
(September 2022 to September 2021,%)
Average monthly salary 220 586
(I quarter of 2021, tenge)
Unemployment rate 4,5
(II quarter of 2022,%)
*Excluding small businesses engaged in entrepreneurial activities.