Information about the region

Atyrau region — the region is part of Kazakhstan. Its administrative center is the city of Atyrau.
The region is located on the Caspian lowland, North and East of the Caspian sea between the lower reaches of the Volga in the Northwest and the Ustyurt plateau in the Southeast. The surface is flat, small mountains in the North.
A significant part of the land is occupied by ridge and sand dunes (Ryn, taisoygan, Karakum), salt marshes and their variety with a hard crust, smelling of hydrogen sulfide, called shore. There are also quite strange forms of relief, called Baer mounds, whose origin has not yet been solved. All together, they cover half of the area. In the North-East, a small part is occupied by spurs of the pre-Ural chalk plateau with heights of about 60 m.
The largest river is the Ural: with a total length of 2534 km within the region, the length of its extremely winding channel is 1084 km. the Delta of the Urals begins almost within the city of Atyrau and stretches South for tens of kilometers. The mouth of the river has shallowed so much that in the area of the outlet to the Caspian sea the depth of the channel is less than a meter.

 Administrative division of Atyrau region:
  • Aksay rural district
  • Atyrau rural district
  • Odessa rural district
  • Dambin rural district
  • Yerkinkali rural district
  • Kenozersky rural district
  • Kayraktinsky rural district

The region is one of the most balanced developed regions with the potential for further diversification of the economy. There are great opportunities for further development within the Customs Union, as well as taking into account the proximity to major Russian industrial regions (Samara, Saratov, Orenburg, Astrakhan).
Petrochemical, machine-building, food industry and construction industry are developed.

The largest industrial export-oriented enterprises of the region and the city:
  • PF "Embamunaygas";
  • Ajip KCO;
  • Too "Tengizshevroil";
  • Too "Atyrau Neftemash";
  • Too "Rauan nalko";
  • Chevron Munaygas Inc.

Atyrau – it is the administrative center of Atyrau region. The city is better known to the General public as the" oil capital " of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It was here for the first time in the territory of modern Kazakhstan in the 17th century began to develop the first oil deposits. Then on behalf of the founder, the city was named Guryev (until 1991)


118,631 sq km.

Regional center

Atyrau, the major city Zhanaozen

Neighboring regions and countries:

Atyrau region borders with West Kazakhstan region, Mangistau region, Aktobe region and Astrakhan region of the Russian Federation.

Climatic conditions

The climate is sharply continental, extremely arid, with hot summers and moderately cold winters. Average January temperature: -12.7°C. average July temperature: +25°C. average annual precipitation: 200 mm. Average annual relative humidity: 60%.

  Key socio-economic indicators


(as of October 1, 2020, people)

653 723


(October 2020, to October 2019,%)


Unemployment rate

(in the IV quarter of 2020, %)



(for January-June 2020, billion tenge)

3 930,2

Average monthly wage

(in the IV quarter of 2020, tenge)

351 103


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