Zhambyl region (kaz. Zhambyl Oblysy (formerly known as the Dzhambul region) is a region located in the south of the Republic of Kazakhstan, formed by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on October 14, 1939 from parts of South Kazakhstan and Alma-Ata regions. On May 4, 1993, by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of Kazakhstan, the name of the Dzhambul region in Russian was changed to the Zhambyl region. The region is named after Zhambyl Zhabayev (known in Russian as Dzhambul Dzhabayev, 1846-1945), a Kazakh and Soviet akyn poet, winner of the Stalin Prize of the second degree (1941).
144 264 sq. km.
Neighboring regions and countries:
in the north — Karaganda,
in the east — Almaty,
in the south — Kyrgyzstan,
in the west — Turkestan.
Sharply continental, arid temperate zone. Cold long winter, hot short summer.
Average January temperature: -11°C on the plains, -5°C in the foothills. The average temperature in July is +24°C on the plains, +22°C in the foothills. Average annual precipitation: 120-450 mm (from north to south). Average annual relative humidity: 45-50%.
Zhambyl region is a unique base of phosphorite and fluorspar raw materials. The region is rich in non-ferrous metals, barite, coal, facing, ornamental and technical stones, construction materials.
The flora and fauna of the region is extensive and diverse. The flora of the region has more than 3 thousand species. The total area of hunting grounds is 13.9 thousand hectares, they are home to more than 40 species of animals.
The fisheries fund, covering an area of 27.8 thousand hectares, consists of 81 reservoirs, of which 59 reservoirs are suitable for fishing activities. Tasotkelskoye and Ters-Ashibulakskoye are distinguished from large reservoirs. The predominant commercial fish species are silver carp, white amur, carp, carp, walleye, bream, crab, roach.
The administrative-territorial structure of the region includes 10 districts and 1 city of regional subordination:
Population 1 150,6
(as of June 1, 2021, thousand people)
(preliminary data, January-March 2021,%)
(June 2021 to December 2020,%)
Average monthly salary 215 285
(I quarter of 2021, tenge, estimate)
Unemployment rate 4,9
(I quarter of 2021,%, estimate)
*Excluding small businesses engaged in entrepreneurial activities.