Almaty is located in Southeast part of the country at the foot of the North Slope of Zailysisky Alatau at an altitude 600-900 meters above sea level. Population of the city is approximately 1,7 million of people .
The name of city «Almaty» comes from the word – apple. These places are famous with apple variety. Almaty Aport was emerged here. Some sources claim that in ancient times it was on this place, on the famous caravan road of Silk Road, that the commercial settlement of Almaty was located.
Verny city arose near the ruins of the ancient city in 1854. During the years of Soviet Union city was renamed Alma-Ata, Alma-Ata was the capital of Kazakhstan from 1929 to 1997, so unofficial name “southern capital” was assigned to it.
The southern capital is rightfully considered as cultural center of the republic. The city provides great opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities. There are a huge number of theaters, museums, more than 100 monuments of history, architecture and monumental art. There are several green recreation parks, restaurants and nightclubs, plenty of cinemas, circus, and about thousand sports facilities.