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Aktobe Region: Aktobe is a region of Kazakhstan. The Aktobe regional capital is the city of Aktobe, with a population of more than 340,000. The region itself has a population 678,900. The area of the region is 300,600 square kilometers, making it the second largest region of Kazakhstan, after Karagandy Province. Aktobe Region borders Russia to the north and Uzbekistan to the south, and also borders six other Kazakh provinces: the Atyrau Province to the west, the Mangystau Province to the south-west, the Karagandy Province to the east, the Kostanay Province to the north-east, the Kyzylorda Province to the south-east, and the West Kazakhstan Province to the north-west. The Ilek River, a tributary of the Ural River, flows through the province. The name "Aktobe" comes from Kazakh "Ақ" and "төбе"; supposedly, Aktobe's initial settlers were able to see white mountains far to the north.
- also known as Aqtöbe Province, Aqtobe Province, Aktyubinskaya Oblast', Aktyubinskayaoblast, Aqtobe Oblysy, Aqtöbe, Aktyubinsk Oblast, Aqtöbe Oblysy, Aktyubinskaya Oblast’, Aktobe Province
- country: Kazakhstan
- capital: Aktobe
- official website: www.akto.kz
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