نورسلطان

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نورسلطان
Нұр-Сұлтан
کلانشهر
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پرچم نورسلطان
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نشان رسمی
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نورسلطان در قزاقستان قرار گرفته‌است
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جایگاه بر روی نقشه قزاقستان
مختصات: ۵۱°۱۰′۰″ شمالی ۷۱°۲۶′۰″ شرقی / ۵۱٫۱۶۶۶۷°شمالی ۷۱٫۴۳۳۳۳°شرقی / 51.16667; 71.43333مختصات: ۵۱°۱۰′۰″ شمالی ۷۱°۲۶′۰″ شرقی / ۵۱٫۱۶۶۶۷°شمالی ۷۱٫۴۳۳۳۳°شرقی / 51.16667; 71.43333
کشور قزاقستان
تأسیس۱۹۹۹
حکومت
 • شهردارایمانگلی تاسمقامبتوف
مساحت
 • کل۷۲۲ کیلومتر مربع (۲۸۰ مایل مربع)
ارتفاع۳۴۷ متر (۱٬۱۳۸ پا)
جمعیت (۱ اوت ۲۰۱۰)
 • جمعیت۷۰۸٬۸۰۰
 • تراکم۹۵۸/km۲ (۲٬۴۸۰/sq mi)
منطقهٔ زمانیEST (یوتی‌سی ۶+)
 • تابستان (DST)CEST (یوتی‌سی ۶+)
کد پستی۰۱۰۰۰۰–۰۱۰۰۱۵
پیش‌شماره(های) تلفن۷۲۴ ۷ ۷۱۷۲
کد ایزو ۳۱۶۶KZ-AST
پلاک خودروZ
وبگاهwww.astana.kz

نورسلطان (به قزاقی: Нұр-Сұлтан) که پیش‌تر آستانه نام داشت (تا سال ۲۰۱۹)، پایتخت کشور قزاقستان است. جمعیت این شهر اکنون بیش از یک میلیون نفر است و به‌دلیل واقع‌شدن در منطقه‌ای سردسیر، یکی از شهرهای سرد دنیا به‌شمار می‌آید؛ به‌طوری‌که در زمستان، دمای هوا در بعضی از روزها به ۴۰- درجهٔ سانتی‌گراد می‌رسد.

آستانه شهری نوساز است که به‌دلایل امنیتی در مرکز قزاقستان بنا شده و در سال ۱۹۹۸ میلادی به‌جای آلماتی به‌عنوان پایتخت قزاقستان معرفی شد چون آلماتی به مرزهای سه کشور همجوار قزاقستان بسیار نزدیک است.

پیشینه[ویرایش]

شهر نورسلطان پیش از این آستانه، آق‌مولا، تسلینوگراد و آق‌مالینسک نام داشت (آق‌مولا به معنی «مزار سفید» است. این نام‌گذاری به خاطر مدفون بودن یکی از محترمان مذهبی در این مکان صورت گرفته‌بود و نام آستانه نیز اشاره به همین مزار دارد).

ششم ژوئن ۱۹۹۶ میلادی «نورسلطان نظربایف» رئیس‌جمهوری قزاقستان درحالی فرمان انتقال پایتخت را از آلماتی به آستانه (که بعدها به نور سلطان تغییر نام یافت) صادر کرد که بسیاری از کارشناسان و مقامات دولتی آن را غیرعملی و ناممکن می‌دانستند. کمبود اعتبار مالی، هوای سرد و بادهای شدید نورسلطان از سبب‌های عمده این عدم اطمینان بود.

رئیس‌جمهوری قزاقستان، قرار گرفتن آلماتی در منطقه زلزله خیز و نبود زمینه‌های جغرافیایی برای رشد مرکز کشور را از دلایل انتقال پایتخت از آلماتی توصیف کرده و گفته بود با انتقال پایتخت به آستانه، مرکز کشور توسعه خواهد یافت.

گروه‌هایی از ملی‌گرایان روس در روسیه و داخل قزاقستان نیز خواهان پیوستن دوباره شمال قزاقستان به روسیه بودند، که انتقال پایتخت به شهری در مرکز کشور و نزدیک به روسیه، باعث شد که بسیاری از قزاق‌ها به این شهر منتقل شوند و این خواسته عملی نشود.

برخی از روشنفکران قزاق علت پایه ای انتقال پایتخت را این گونه عنوان کرده‌اند که نورسلطان نظربایف می‌خواهد در تاریخ قزاقستان نقش پتر بزرگ در روسیه را داشته باشد. همچنان که پتر بزرگ با بنیاد «سن پترزبورگ» نام خود را جاودانی کرد، نظربایف هم می‌خواهد با ساخت پایتخت جدید، نام خود را جاودانی کند. در آغاز پیشنهادهایی شده بود که پایتخت جدید را «نورسلطان» نامگذاری کنند، ولی نظربایف نام «آستانه» را برای آن برگزید.

نظربایف تأکید کرده بود که نورسلطان پایتخت اورآسیا است و به این دلیل در معماری آن دو سبک شرقی و غربی با هم آمیخته‌است. افزایش قیمت نفت در بازار جهانی، به قزاقستان امکان داد تا با فراخوانی از بهترین معماران جهان، شهر نورسلطان را نوساز کند. در طی ۱۰سال، جمعیت نورسلطان از حدود ۳۰۰هزار نفر به حدود ۷۰۰هزار نفر افزایش پیدا کرد.

ساختمان‌سازی در پایتخت جدید قزاقستان با سرعت ادامه دارد، صدها شرکت داخلی و خارجی، ده‌ها هزار کارگر قزاق، ترک، ازبک، روس، تاجیک، قرقیز و چینی در ساخت بیش از ۶۵۰مجموعه مسکونی، اداری و تفریحی در این شهر مشغول هستند.

یکی از نارسایی‌های نورسلطان آب و هوای نامساعد آن به ویژه بادهایی است که تقریباً همه‌روزه می‌وزد، با هدف جلوگیری از این بادها، در چند سال قبل درختکاری در ۴۰هزار هکتار از اطراف شهر آغاز شده‌است.

منابع[ویرایش]

Nur-Sultan

Нұр-Сұлтан/Астана, Nur-Sultan  (Kazakh)
Нур-Султан/Астана  (Russian)
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Nur-Sultan is located in Kazakhstan
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Nur-Sultan is located in Asia
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Nur-Sultan (Asia)
Coordinates: 51°10′N 71°26′E / 51.167°N 71.433°E / 51.167; 71.433Coordinates: 51°10′N 71°26′E / 51.167°N 71.433°E / 51.167; 71.433
Country Kazakhstan
Founded1830 (as Akmoly)[1]
Government
 • TypeMayor–Council
 • BodyCity Council of Nur-Sultan
 • MayorAltay Kulginov
Area
 • Capital city810.2 km2 (312.8 sq mi)
Elevation
347 m (1,138 ft)
Population
 (1 December 2017)[2]
 • Capital city1,029,556
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
 • Metro1,200,000
Time zoneUTC+6 (ALMT)
Postal code
010000–010015[4]
Area code(s)+7 7172[5]
ISO 3166-2AST[6]
License plate01, Z
Websiteastana.gov.kz Edit this at Wikidata

Nur-Sultan (US: /ˌnʊərsʊlˈtɑːn/;[7] Kazakh: Нұр-Сұлтан, Nur-Sultan; Russian: Нур-Султан), previously named Astana[a] (Kazakh and Russian: Астана) until March 2019, is the capital city of Kazakhstan. It stands on the banks of the Ishim River in the northern portion of Kazakhstan, within the Akmola Region, though administered separately from the region as a city with special status. A 2017 official estimate reported a population of 1,029,556 within the city limits, making it the second-largest city in Kazakhstan, behind Almaty, the capital from 1991 to 1997.[2]

Akmola (from 1998 Astana and from 2019 Nur-Sultan) became the capital of Kazakhstan in 1997, and since then has developed economically into one of the most modernized cities in Central Asia.[11][12] On 23 March 2019, following a unanimous vote in Kazakhstan's parliament, the city was renamed Nur-Sultan from Astana, after former Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev.[13][14][15]

Modern Nur-Sultan (Astana) is a planned city, much like other planned capitals.[16] After it became the capital of Kazakhstan, the city cardinally changed its shape. The Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa designed the master plan of Astana.[16] As the seat of the Government of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan (Astana) is the site of the Parliament House, the Supreme Court, the Ak Orda Presidential Palace and numerous government departments and agencies. It is home to many futuristic buildings, hotels and skyscrapers.[17][18][19] Nur-Sultan also has extensive healthcare, sports and education systems.

Etymology

Founded in 1830 as a settlement of Akmoly or Akmolinsky prikaz (Russian: Акмолинский приказ), it served as a defensive fortification for the Siberian Cossacks. In 1832, the settlement was granted a town status and renamed Akmolinsk (Russian: Акмолинск).[1] On 20 March 1961, the city was renamed Tselinograd (Russian: Целиноград, lit. 'City of tselina') to mark the city's evolution as a cultural and administrative center of the Virgin Lands campaign.[20][1] In 1992, it was renamed Akmola, the modified original name meaning "white grave".[1][21] On 10 December 1997, Akmola replaced Almaty as the capital of Kazakhstan. On 6 May 1998, it was renamed Astana, which means "capital city" in Kazakh.[22] On 20 March 2019, the capital again was renamed from Astana to its current name Nur-Sultan in honor of the long-ruling Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.[23][24]

History

Akmolinsk Fortress map

Russian Imperial era (1830–1918)

The settlement of Akmoly, also known as Akmolinsky prikaz,[1] was established on the Ishim River in 1830 as the seat of an okrug by a unit of the Siberian Cossacks headed by Fyodor Shubin.[25] The name was possibly given after a local landmark—Akmola literally means "a white grave" in Kazakh—although this theory is not universally accepted.[1] In 1832, the settlement was granted town status and named Akmolinsk.[1] The fairly advantageous position of the town was clear as early as 1863 in an abstract from the Geographic and Statistical Dictionary of the Russian Empire. It describes how picket roads and lines connected this geographic center to Kargaly in the East, Aktau fort in the South and through Atbasar to Kokchetav in the West. In 1838, at the height of the great national and liberation movement headed by Kenesary Khan, Akmolinsk fortress was burned.[26] After the repression of the liberation movement, the fortress was rebuilt. On 16 July 1863, Akmolinsk was officially declared an uyezd town.[27] During the rapid development of the Russian capitalist market, the huge Saryarka areas were actively exploited by the colonial administration. To draft regulation governing the Kazakh Steppe the Government of the Russian Empire formed Steppe Commission in 1865.[28] On 21 October 1868, Tsar Alexander II signed a draft Regulation on governing Turgay, Ural, Akmolinsk and Semipalatinsk Oblasts.[28] In 1869, Akmolinsk external district and department were cancelled, and Akmolinsk became the center of the newly established Akmolinsk Oblast.[citation needed] In 1879, Major General Dubelt proposed to build a railway between Tyumen and Akmolinsk to the Ministry of Communications of Russia.[citation needed] In the course of the first 30 years of its existence, the population of Akmola numbered a trifle more than 2,000 people. However, over the next 30 years the city's population increased by three times according to volosts and settlements of the Akmolinsk Oblast. In 1893, Akmolinsk was an uyezd with a 6,428 strong population, 3 churches, 5 schools and colleges and 3 factories.[citation needed]

Soviet era (1918–1991)

During World War II, Akmolinsk served as a route for the transport of engineering tools and equipment from evacuated plants in the Ukrainian SSR, Byelorussian SSR, and Russian SFSR located in the oblasts of the Kazakh SSR. Local industries were appointed to respond to war needs, assisting the country to provide the battle and home fronts with all materials needed. In the post-war years, Akmolinsk became a beacon of economic revival in the west of the Soviet Union ruined by the war. Additionally, many Russian-Germans were resettled here after being deported under Joseph Stalin's rule.[29]

In 1954, Northern Kazakh SSR oblasts became a territory of the Virgin Lands Campaign led by Nikita Khrushchev, in order to turn the region into a second grain producer for the Soviet Union.[30][31] In December 1960, Central Committee made a resolution to create the Tselinniy Krai, which comprised five regions of the Northern Kazakh SSR oblasts.[32] Akmolinsk Oblast was ceased to exist as a separate administrative entity.[32] Its districts were directly subordinated to the new krai administration, and Akmolinsk became the krai capital, as well as the administrative seat of the new Virgin Lands economic region.[32] On 14 March 1961, Khrushchev proposed to rename the city to name corresponding to its role in the Virgin Lands Campaign.[33] On 20 March 1961, the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR renamed Akmolinsk to Tselinograd.[33] On 24 April 1961, the region was reconstituted as Tselinograd Oblast.[32] In the 1960s, Tselinograd was completely transformed. In 1963, work on the first three new high-rise housing districts began.[34] In addition, the city received a number of new monumental public buildings, including the Virgin Lands Palace, a Palace of Youth, a House of Soviets, a new airport, and several sports venues.[35] In 1971, the Tselinniy Krai was abolished and Tselinograd became the centre of the oblast.[citation needed]

Contemporary era (1991–present)

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the consequent independence of Kazakhstan, the city's original form was restored in the modified form Akmola.[1] On 6 July 1994, the Supreme Council of Kazakhstan adopted the decree "On the transfer of the capital of Kazakhstan".[36] After the capital of Kazakhstan was moved to Akmola on 10 December 1997, the city was consequently renamed Astana in 1998.[37] On 10 June 1998, Astana was presented as the capital internationally.[38] On 16 July 1999, Astana was awarded the medal and title of the City of Peace by UNESCO.[36] On 19 March 2019, president Nursultan Nazarbayev resigned, and on 23 March the city was renamed Nur-Sultan.[39]

Geography

Satellite image of Nur-Sultan (Astana) and vicinities

Nur-Sultan is almost 1000 km away from the country's largest city and former capital, Almaty. The nearest big cities are Karaganda (200 km) and Omsk in Russia (450 km).

Topography

Nur-Sultan (Astana) is located in central Kazakhstan on the Ishim River in a very flat, semi-arid steppe region which covers most of the country's territory. It is at 51° 10' north latitude and 71° 26' east longitude. The city encompasses 722.0 square kilometres (278.8 sq mi). The elevation of Nur-Sultan (Astana) is 347 metres (1,138 ft) above sea level. Nur-Sultan is in a spacious steppe landscape, in the transitional area between the north of Kazakhstan and the extremely thinly settled national centre, because of the Ishim River. The older boroughs lie north of the river, whilst the new boroughs are located south of the Ishim.

Time

The time offset from the UTC used by Nur-Sultan is 6 hours after UTC, or UTC+6:00. This is also used by most of Kazakhstan and Almaty.

Climate

Nur-Sultan (Astana) is the second-coldest national capital in the world after Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, a position formerly held by Canada's capital, Ottawa, until Nur-Sultan (Astana) attained capital city status in 1997.[40][41] Nur-Sultan (Astana) has an extreme continental climate with warm summers (featuring occasional brief rain showers) and long, very cold, dry winters. Summer temperatures occasionally reach +35 °C (95 °F) while −30 to −35 °C (−22 to −31 °F) is not unusual between mid-December and early March. Typically, the city's river is frozen over between the second week of November and the beginning of April. Nur-Sultan (Astana) has a well-deserved reputation among Kazakhs for its frequent high winds, the effects of which are felt particularly strongly on the fast-developing but relatively exposed Left Bank area of the city.

Overall, Astana has a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb).[42] The average annual temperature in Nur-Sultan is +3.5 °C (38.3 °F). January is the coldest month with an average temperature of −14.2 °C (6.4 °F) and record lowest is in January 1893's cold wave reaching temperatures down to −51.6 °C (−60.9 °F).[43] July is the hottest month with an average temperature of +20.7 °C (69.3 °F).

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±%
1989281,252—    
1999326,900+16.2%
2002493,100+50.8%
2010649,139+31.6%
2016872,655+34.4%

Population

As of September 2017, the population of Nur-Sultan (Astana) was 1,029,556;[2] over double the 2002 population of 493,000.[45]

The ethnic makeup of the city's population as of 4 September 2014 was:[citation needed]

Many argue that a drive to attract ethnic Kazakhs northward was the key factor in shifting the capital, which was officially put down to lack of space for expansion in the former capital, Almaty, and its location in an earthquake zone.[46] Nur-Sultan would also be 'closer to the industrial center of Kazakhstan' than Almaty.[47]

In 1989, Tselinograd had a population of 281,000. The ethnic mix was about 17.7% Kazakh, 54.1% Russian and 28.2% other ethnic groups.[48]

By 2007, Astana population had more than doubled since becoming the capital, to over 600,000, and it topped 1 million in 2017. Migrant workers—legal and illegal—have been attracted from across Kazakhstan and neighbouring states such as Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and Astana is a magnet for young professionals seeking to build a career. This has changed the city's demographics, bringing more ethnic Kazakhs to a city that formerly had a Slavic majority.[46]

Religion

The Nur-Astana Mosque in Nur-Sultan (Astana)

Islam is the predominant religion of the city. Other religions practiced in Nur-Sultan ) are Christianity (primarily Russian Orthodox, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism), Judaism, and Buddhism.[49]

The Palace of Peace and Reconciliation was specially constructed in 2006 to host the Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. It contains accommodations for different religions: Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and other faiths.

Metropolitan area

The metropolitan area centered upon Nur-Sultan (Astana) includes the Arshaly, Shortandy, Tselinograd and (partially) Akkol districts of Akmola Region. The area contains 1.2 million people.[3]

Economy

KazMunayGas headquarters
Emerald Towers business centre is the tallest building in Nur-Sultan (Astana)

Nur-Sultan's (Astana's)'economy is based on trade, industrial production, transport, communication and construction. The city's industrial production is mainly focused on producing building materials, foodstuff and mechanical engineering.

The Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) opened in July 2018 to become a hub for financial services in Central Asia.[50]

Nur-Sultan is the headquarters of state-owned corporations such as Samruk-Kazyna, Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, KazMunayGas, KazTransOil, Kazatomprom, KEGOC, Kazpost and Kazakhtelecom.

The shift of the capital has given it a powerful boost to Nur-Sultan's economic development. The city's high economic growth rate has attracted numerous investors. In the 16 years since Nur-Sultan became the capital, the volume of investments has increased by almost 30 times, the gross regional product has increased by 90 times,[51] and industrial output has increased by 11 times. The city's Gross Regional Product makes up about 8.5 per cent of the republic's Gross domestic product.[52]

The Nur-Sultan (Astana) – New City special economic zone was established in 2001 to help develop industry and increase the attractiveness of the city to investors.[53] The SEZ plans to commission five projects worth 20 billion KZT (around $108 million) in the Industrial Park No. 1 in 2015.[53] The projects include construction of a plant for production of diesel engines, a fast food complex, temporary storage warehouses and a business center, a furniture factory, and production of military and civil engineering machinery.[53] The new Nur-Sultan /Astana International Financial Centre is due to launch on 1 January 2018.

Nur-Sultan's administration is promoting the development of small and medium-sized businesses through the cooperation of the Sovereign Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna and National Economic Chamber. Support is provided by a special programme of crediting.[54] As a result, the number of small and medium-sized businesses increased by 13.7% to over 96,000 compared to the previous year as of 1 July 2015.[55] In addition, the number of people employed in small and medium-sized business increased by 17.8% to over 234,000 people as of 1 April 2015.[55]

Nur-Sultan was included in the list of top 21 intelligent communities of the world, according to the report released by the Intelligent Community Forum in October 2016. The rating list includes the cities, regions and communities which use digital instruments for the construction of local economy and society.[56]

In 2018, Nur-Sultan (Astana) attracted more than three trillion tenge (US$7.91 billion) in foreign direct investments, a record amount for the city. The growth was achieved due to a large number of construction projects.[57]

Tourism becomes one of the factors that drive economic growth in the city. Nur-Sultan is among the top ten most attractive tourist cities in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).[58]

Diplomacy platform

Nur-Sultan (Astana) has become a platform for high-profile diplomatic talks and summits on critical global issues. Nur-Sultan has hosted multiple rounds of talks between the Assad regime and Syrian opposition.[59] The 12th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) is to be held there in 2020. Beginning in 2003, Nur-Sultan has hosted the Congress on World and Traditional Religions, which is a diverse gathering of religious leaders to discuss religious harmony and ending terrorism and extremism.[60]

Cityscape

The National Concert hall

Nur-Sultan (Astana) is subdivided into three districts. Almaty District was created on 6 May 1998 by presidential decree. The district's territory encompasses an area of 21,054 hectares (52,030 acres; 81.29 square miles) with a population of 375,938 people. The district has five villages. Yesil District, which is also called left bank of the city, was created on 5 August 2008 by presidential decree. The district's territory encompasses an area of 31,179 ha (77,040 acres; 120.38 sq mi) with a population of 119,929 people. Saryarka District was created on 6 May 1998 by presidential decree. The district's territory encompasses an area of 19,202 ha (47,450 acres; 74.14 sq mi) with a population of 339,286 people.

In April 1998, the Government of Kazakhstan asked architects and urban planners of international renown to participate in a design competition for the new capital. On 6 October 1998, Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa was awarded the First Prize.[61] Kurokawa's proposal aimed to preserve and redevelop the existing city, and create a new city at the south and the east sides of the Ishim River, enabling the Symbiosis of the History and the Future.[61]

North of the railway line, which crosses Nur-Sultan (Astana) in an east-west direction, are industrial and poorer residential areas. Between the railway line and the Ishim river is the city centre, where at present intense building activity is occurring. To the west and east are more elevated residential areas with parks and the new area of government administration to the south of the Ishim River. Here many large building projects are under way; for example, the construction of a diplomatic quarter, and a variety of different government buildings. By 2030, these quarters are to be completed. Nur-Sultan (Astana)'s current chief planner, Vladimir Laptev, wants to build a Berlin in a Eurasian style. He has stated that a purely administrative capital such as Canberra is not one of his goals.

Panoramic view of the governmental headquarters

Sport

Astana Arena opened in 2009
Barys Arena in 2015

The city has a variety of sporting teams. The major association football team is the FC Astana of the Kazakhstan Premier League. Founded in 2009, FC Astana won four league titles, three Kazakh Cups and two Kazakh Super Cups.[62] Their home ground is the Astana Arena, which is also serves as a home for the Kazakhstan national football team and the FC Bayterek. The FC Bayterek is a member of the Kazakhstan First Division. They were founded in 2012, to develop youth football.[63] The FC Astana-1964 is based in the Kazhymukan Munaitpasov Stadium and plays in the Astana Municipal Football League. The club's most successful years were 2000s, when they won 3 league titles.

Nur-Sultan (Astana) is home to several professional ice hockey teams. The Barys Astana, a founding member of the Kontinental Hockey League in 2008 and based in the Barys Arena.[64] The Nomad Astana and HC Astana play in the Kazakhstan Hockey Championship. The Snezhnye Barsy of the Junior Hockey League is a junior team of the Barys Astana.[65] Nur-Sultan (Astana) annually hosts the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan's Cup ice hockey tournament.[66]

The Astana Pro Team, founded in 2007, participates in the UCI World Tour.[67] The team is one of the most successful cycling teams of recent years, winning several grand tours. The BC Astana of the VTB United League and the Kazakhstan Basketball League is the only professional basketball team in Nur-Sultan (Astana).[68] It is the most successful basketball team in Kazakhstan with three Kazakhstan Basketball League titles and four Kazakhstan Basketball Cups.[68] Its home arena is the Saryarka Velodrome, which is mainly used for track cycling events.[68] The Saryarka Velodrome hosted the UCI Track Cycling World Cup stage in 2011.[69] The Astana Presidential Sports Club was founded in 2012, to combine the main sports teams in Nur-Sultan (Astana).[70] The organization is supported by Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna.[71] The 2011 Asian Winter Games were partly held in the capital. The Alau Ice Palace, hosted the 2015 World Sprint Speed Skating Championships.[72] The President's Cup tennis tournament is annually held at the Daulet National Tennis Centre.[73]

Education

Kazakh National University of Arts

Nur-Sultan (Astana) has many universities and junior colleges. as of the 2013/2014 academic year, Nur-Sultan had a total enrollment of 53,561 students in its 14 higher educational institutions, a 10% increase from the prior year.[74] The L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University is the biggest university in Nur-Sultan with 16,558 students and 1,678 academic staff.[75] It was founded as the result of merging the Akmola Civil Engineering Institute and Akmola Pedagogical Institute on 23 May 1996.[76] The oldest university in Astana# is the S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University founded in 1957.[77] Nazarbayev University is an autonomous research university founded in 2010 in partnership with some of the world's top universities.[78] The Kazakh University of Economics, Finance and International Trade is an economic institution in Nur-Sultan .[79] The Kazakh Humanities and Law Institute is a law university founded by initiative of Ministry of Justice in 1994.[80] The Nur-Sultan (Astana) Medical University was the only medical school in Nur-Sultan until the opening of the School of Medecine at Nazarbayev University in 2014.[81] The Kazakh National University of Arts is the premier music school and has provided Nur-Sultan (Astana) with highly qualified professional specialists in the field of Arts.[82]

Nur-Sultan (Astana) schools enrolls about 103,000 students across 83 schools, including 71 state schools and 12 private schools.[83][84] The Miras International School, established 1999, was the first private high school established in Nur-Sultan .[85] The Haileybury Nur-Sultan school was established in 2011, as a branch of the Haileybury and Imperial Service College, an independent school in The United Kingdom. The Nur-Sultan (Astana) Kazakh-Turkish High Schools are run by the International KATEV foundation. In Astana, there are Kazakh-Turkish High Boarding Schools for gifted boys and girls, separately and the Nurorda International School.[86] Astana hosts two Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS), including School of Physics and Mathematics and International Baccalaureate world school.[87] The QSI International School of Astana is an international school that provides an American curriculum to its students. The school is a branch of the Quality Schools International that started in the Middle East.[88]

Transportation

Public transport

Tulpar Talgo express train to Almaty

Public transport in Nur-Sultan consists of buses and share taxis. Over 720,000 people use public transport daily.[89] There are over 40 bus lines served by more than 1000 vehicles, with over 3000 people working in the public transport sector.[90] Just like buses, share taxis have their own predefined routes and work on a shared basis. There are nine share taxi routes in total. In 2011, Akimat of Nur-Sultan established a company to implement a series of changes and programmes in the metropolis known as the "New transport system of Nur-Sultan ".[91] As the part of these programmes, Bus rapid transit (BRT) lines are expected to start operating in Astana in 2016.[92] Astana Light Metro is a proposed light rail system.[93] Nur-Sultan also has air taxi service[94] and the modern Astana Bike bicycle-sharing system.

Air

Nursultan Nazarbayev International Airport (IATA: TSE, ICAO: UACC), located 17 kilometres (11 mi) south-east of the city center, is the main gateway for the city's domestic and international civilian air traffic.[95] It is the second-busiest airport in Kazakhstan, with 2,960,181 passengers passing through it in 2014.[96] The airport hosts 13 airlines operating regular passenger flights inside the country and internationally.[97] Air Astana maintains its second-largest hub at the airport.[98] An expected 50% increase in passenger traffic by 2017 has spurred construction of a new terminal with an area of about 40,000 square metres (430,000 sq ft).[99][100]

Railway and roads

Nur-Sultan is located in the center of the country, serving as a well-positioned transport node for rail and automotive networks.[101]

Astana railway station is the city's main railway station and serves approximately 7,000 people each day. A new railway station, Nurly Zhol was built during the Expo 2017 event with a customer capacity of 12,000. Tulpar Talgo is a daily express train to Almaty.[102] Short-term plans include construction of a new railway station in the industrial district; in the vicinity of CHPP-3 a new terminal will be erected for freight cars.[103]

M-36 Chelyabinsk-Almaty and A-343 Astana-Petropavlovsk highways are routed through the city. The strategic geographical positioning of Astana allows the city to serve as a transport and reload centre for cargoes formed at adjacent stations in the area.[citation needed]

Expo 2017

On 1 July 2010, at the 153rd General Assembly of Bureau International des Expositions held in Paris, representatives from then Astana presented the city's bid to host the Specialised Expo 2017.[104][105][106] Kazakhs concept for this exhibition relates to the impact of energy and social on the modern world. The theme of the Nur-Sultan (Astana) Expo was "Future Energy".[107]

Expo 2017 opened to much fanfare on 10 June, with heads of state from 17 different nations in attendance. The two-millionth visitor was registered on 7 August. It is the first world's fair to be held in Central Asia and its central pavilion, Nur Alem, is the largest spherical building in the world.

More than 4 million people visited Expo 2017 in Astana, two times more than was expected. Recently it was announced that Expo pavilion will be opened again on 11 November. Entry will be free for all the visitors. The only places that will require additional fees for entry are "Nur Alem" and centre of art.

Sister cities

Nur-Sultan (Astana) maintains official partnerships with 18 cities. Nur-Sultan (Astana)'s twin towns and sister cities are:

Smart city initiative

The Smart Nur-Sultan (Astana) project is an initiative developed by the then Nur-Sultan (Astana) city administration that incorporates technology-driven solutions in various sectors, like hospitals, schools, the ticket booking system and street lighting.[127] These projects run on an interconnected application, The Smart Nur-Sultan (Astana).[127]

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