The North Kazakhstan region in the northern gate of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The region is situated in the extreme south of the West Siberian lowland within the black earth zone, which defines its specialization in agricultural production. Petropavlovsk is an administrative centre of North Kazakhstan region. The city is situated on shore of Ishim, which is the left inflow of Irtysh.
There are interesting landscapes, forest tracts and lake areas of Shalkar and Imantau nature zones. There are many places of historical and cultural value, very important for archeology, history, architecture and monument art. In the aul of Syrymber the country estate of Shokan Valikhanov, the first Kazak scientist was reconstructed, a fine memorial of the wood architecture of the 19th century. You can see memorial monument, which was stated in honour of national heroes Karasay and Agyntay near Saumalkol. There are plenty of archeological objects (burial mounds, ancient cities of ancient settlements) in the regions of the Ishim, the Chaglinka, the Iman Burluk rivers. In the natural boundary Botay (Iman-Burluk river) more than 60000 objects were discovered, which let to suppose that the domestication of wild horse by the ancient Man started here about
5,5 thousands years ago.
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