Brief information about the Almaty
Almaty Almaty (; Kazakh: Almaty, Алматы; Yañalif: Almatь; [ɑlmɑˈtə]; Russian: Алматы, [ɐlmɐˈtɨ]), formerly called Alma-Ata (; Kazakh: Alma-Ata; Russian: Алма-Ата, romanized: Alma-Ata) and Verniy (Russian: Верный, romanized: Vernyy), is the biggest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 2,039,376 people, about 11% of the country's overall population, and over 2.
7 million in its region that encompasses other suburbs, Boraldai, Otegen Batyr and Talgar. It served as capital of the Soviet and later independent Kazakhstan from 1929. In 1997, the government relocated the capital to Astana (called "Nur-Sultan" as of 23 March 2019) in the north of the nation and about 12 hours away by train.
Almaty continues as the significant cultural and commercial centre of its most populous and most cosmopolitan city, as well as Kazakhstan. The city is located in the mountainous region of southern Kazakhstan near the border with Kyrgyzstan at the foothills of the Trans-Ili Alatau at an altitude of 700-900 m (2,300-3,000 ft ), where the Large and Small Almatinka rivers run in the plain.
The city has been a part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network at the region of music because November 2017. Where the Alma Ata Declaration was adopted, marking a paradigm shift in global public health the city was the sponsor for a 1978 conference on Primary Health Care.