"In the center of the Eastern Kazakhstan region" Novyy Ust'-Kamenogorsk by Klod5

Novyy Ust'-Kamenogorsk Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 7 photos

Ust-Kamenogorsk was founded in August of 1720 by leib-guardian mayor Ivan Liharev who was sent by Peter the First in search of gold in the environs of a Jungarian city called Erketi (present day Yarkent, a city in the Chinese province Sin-Tsyan). At the confluence of two rivers, the Irtysh and the Ulba, Liharev constructed the fortress Ust-Kamenogorsk which later became one of the most important positions in the frontier system of the Russian Empire.

Today Ust-Kamenogorsk is one of the largest power supplying, industrial, and transport cities of the republic. There are works of non-ferrous metallurgy, mechanical engineering, metalworking industry, wood-working and food industries. Ust-Kamenogorsk is also an important cultural center. .

It boasts three museums (the Museum of Arts, the Museum of History on the region, and the Museum of Ethnography), the Zhambil Theatre of Russian Drama, a philharmonic, a sports palace, four universities, various branches of institutions of higher education of Russia and Kazakhstan, and several colleges

Pros and Cons
  • In a nutshell:The center of gold mining
  • Intro Written Oct 19, 2003
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (4)

Comments (1)


“Rien de tel que d'aller au bout du monde pour trouver des gens qui vont encore plus loin”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 4 4 9

Badges & Stats in Novyy Ust'-Kamenogorsk

  • 4 Reviews
  • 7 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 7,478PageViews

Have you been to Novyy Ust'-Kamenogorsk?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Novyy Ust'-Kamenogorsk

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (5)