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Semey

Administration
Full nameSemey
Official nameSemey
Native nameСемей
CountryKazakhstan
ProvinceEast Kazakhstan Province
Founded1718
Incorporated (city)1782
Government
Akim (mayor)Aybek Karimov
Geography
Total Area81.1 sq mi (210 km2)
Demography
Total Population298100 (2006)
Other information
Time zoneBTT (UTC+6)
Postal code071400
Area code+7 7222

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Semey ( ), formerly known as Semipalatinsk ( , until 2007) and Alash-kala (Kazakh: Алаш-қала / Alaş-qala, 1917 1920), is a city in Kazakhstan, in the northeastern province of East Kazakhstan, near the border with Siberia, around 1,000 km north of Almaty, and 700 km southeast of the Russian city of Omsk, along the Irtysh River.


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