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Abay (Kazakh: Абай) is a town (since 1961) located in central Kazakhstan, and has served as the capital of Abay District in Karaganda Region since 2002. Population: 25,550 (2009 Census results); 33,066 (1999 Census results). Abay was founded in 1949 as a coal mining settlement with the name Sherubay-Noora (Kazakh: Шерубай-Нұра, Russian: Чурубай-Нура, Churubay-Nura). In 1961, it was renamed Abay, after Abay Qunanbayuli, a Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher.


A place in Kazakhstan, Abay is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Abay.

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Facts and Stats for Abay*

  • Living in Abay - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 13.49 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Abay

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Abay

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.01 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.68 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 45.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40.7 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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