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A: The Palace of Culture "Kokshetau"

by Andrew Bodrov, 310 meters away

The Palace of Culture "Kokshetau"

B: Memorial to soldiers who died in WWII

by Andrew Bodrov, 510 meters away

Memorial to soldiers who died in WWII

C: Administration of Akmola region

by Andrew Bodrov, 780 meters away

Administration of Akmola region

D: Kokshetau, Central Square

by Andrew Bodrov, 790 meters away

Kokshetau, Central Square

E: Bukpa hill

by Andrew Bodrov, 2.5 km away

Bukpa hill

H: Боровое. Скала Лягушка

by roman codavr, 60.0 km away

Боровое. Скала Лягушка

I: Лунная ночь на озереЩучье

by Evgeny Lyoshin, 61.7 km away

Лунная ночь на озере Щучье

Лунная ночь на озереЩучье

This panorama was taken in Kokshetau

This is an overview of Kokshetau

The town was founded in 1824 as a fortress, named for the Kokshetau hill it was built on; the name is Kazakh for "greenish mountain".

During the late 1930s, as a result of the Polish operation of the NKVD and related national operations, especially against Germans, many former residents of the kresy were forcibly settled in this region, and Kokchetav became the center of the Polish diaspora in Kazakhstan. On March 16, 1944, the Kokchetav Oblast was created, with Kokchetav as its administrative center.

source: wikipedia

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