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 (äl′mə-tē′) Formerly Al·ma-A·ta (äl′mə-ä′tə, əl-mä′ə-tä′)
A city of Kazakhstan in the southeast part of the country near the border of Kyrgyzstan. Founded in the 1850s as a Russian fort and trading post, the city served as the capital of Kazakhstan from 1929 to 1997 and is the commercial and cultural center of the country.


(Placename) a city in SE Kazakhstan; capital of Kazakhstan (1991–97): an important trading centre. Pop: 1 103 000 (2005 est). Former name (until 1927): Verny Also called: Alma-Ata


(ˈæl mə ti)
a city in SE Kazakhstan: the former capital. 1,172,400. Formerly, Alma-Ata.
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Noun1.Almaty - the largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital until 1998Almaty - the largest city in Kazakhstan and the capital until 1998
Kazakhstan, Kazakstan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazak, Kazakh - a landlocked republic to the south of Russia and to the northeast of the Caspian Sea; the original Turkic-speaking inhabitants were overrun by Mongols in the 13th century; an Asian soviet from 1936 to 1991
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THE Cultural Village Foundation Katara hosted the international Almaty symphony orchestra by global musician Marat Bisengaliyev in cooperation with the Embassy of Kazakhstan at the Opera House building in Doha on Sunday.
The Almaty Symphony Orchestra concert, led by renowned musician Marat Bisengaliyev, featured several music tracks reflecting Kazakhstan's culture and music yesterday at Katara--the Cultural Village.
In a statement released by the Kazakh airline, the agreement will enhance travel options for Cathay Pacific customers travelling to and from Kazakhstan and for Air Astana customers travelling to and from destinations in Asia and Australia via the airlines' hubs in Hong Kong and Almaty respectively.
The Toyota Estima driven by a citizen of Kyrgyzstan crashed in the village of Targai, Jambyl district of Almaty region, killing the driver and 2 others in the car.
On February 7, the Lithuanian Honorary Consulate, headed by Honorary Consul Almatbek Mykhanov, was opened in Almaty.
Almaty, Kazakhstan and Jitindar Cheema, Regional Director of USAID Mission in Central Asia jointly inaugurated "Pakistan's First Single Country Exhibition - Made In Pakistan" at Attakent Exhibition Centre, Almaty Kazakhstan on Thursday.
Almaty had hoped to bring the games to Central Asia for the first time, but was a lesser-known quantity and viewed as a riskier choice by IOC members.
Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov held a press conference in Almaty on 15 February with representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to discuss Kazakhstan's bid to host the Winter Olympics in 2022 in Almaty, the press service of the Kazakh FM said Monday.
AIR ASTANA, Kazakhstan's flag carrier, recently inaugurated direct daily flights to Almaty International Airport (ALA) from Dubai International Airport (DXB).
USPRwire, Wed Nov 26 2014] Almaty is Kazakhstan's foremost economic centre.
Dubai -- Air Astana, Kazakhstan's award winning flag carrier, has bolstered its presence in the Middle East with the recent inauguration of direct daily flights to Almaty International Airport from Dubai International Airport.