Information about the region

Information about the region

Ulytau region (kaz. Ulytau oblysy, Ūlytau oblysy) is a region in the central part of Kazakhstan, formed on June 8, 2022. The climate is sharply continental and extremely arid. The administrative center of the region is the city of Zhezkazgan.

In 1973 - 1997, the Dzhezkazgan region existed as part of the Kazakh SSR and Kazakhstan, which, as a result of the administrative reform of 1997, became part of the Karaganda region. In the 18th century, the tribes of the Middle Zhuz lived on the territory of the Ulytau region: Argyns (subgenus Karakesek and Atygai), Naimans (subgenus Baganals and Baltals), Kypshaks (subgenera Bultyn, Uzyn and Tor), there was also a genus Zhana Kyrgyz, who was not part of the zhuzes

On March 16, 2022, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, during a joint meeting of the chambers of parliament, delivered a message to the people of Kazakhstan, where he stated that the Ulytau region would be formed from part of the Karaganda region



188 936,61 sq. km.


Neighboring regions and countries:

  • in the north - Kostanay
  • in the east - Karaganda
  • in the west - Aktobe
  • in the south - Turkestan and Kyzylorda


Climatic conditions


Geographical data

About the Region

The region consists of 2 districts and 3 cities of regional subordination (city administrations):

  • Zhanaarkinsky district
  • Ulytausky district
  • city of Zhezkazgan
  • city of Karazhal
  • city of Satpayev

Population 221 091

(as of September 1, 2022, people)


GRP 104,8

(January-June 2022 to January-June 2021,%)


Inflation 19,6

(September 2022 to September 2021,%)


Average monthly salary


Unemployment rate 4,2

(IІ quarter 2022, %)

*Excluding small businesses engaged in entrepreneurial activities.

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