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Karaganda or Qaraghandy (Kazakh: Қарағанды/Qarağandı/قاراعاندى [qɑɾɑˈʁɑndə] ), more commonly known by its Russian name Karaganda (Russian: Караганда, until 1993), is the capital of Karaganda Region in Kazakhstan. It is the fourth most populous city in Kazakhstan, behind Almaty (Alma-Ata), Astana and Shymkent. Population: 459,778 (2009 Census results); 436,864 (1999 Census results). In 1940, up to 70% of the city's inhabitants were ethnic Germans. Most of the ethnic Germans were Soviet Volga Germans who were collectively deported to Siberia and Kazakhstan on Stalin's order when Hitler invaded Soviet-annexed eastern Poland and the Soviet Union proper in 1941. Until the 1950s, many of these deportees were interned in labor camps, often simply because they were of German descent. The population of Karaganda fell by 14% from 1989-1999 following the dissolution of the Soviet Union; it was once Kazakhstan's second-largest city after Almaty. One hundred thousand people have since emigrated to Germany. There is also a concentration of ethnic Poles in the city. This is the home city of Kazakh World War II hero Nurken Abdirov. A statue in Abdirov's honor is located in the center of the city.

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Facts and Stats for Karaganda*

  • Pollution Statistics in Karaganda

    Know the pollution level of Karaganda before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 75 (High)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 33.33 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 66.67 (High)
  • Karaganda: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Karaganda for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Karaganda.

    • Burglary and Theft 46.43 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 60.71 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 35.71 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.57 (High)
    • Car Stealing 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 60.71 (High)
    • Attacks 60.71 (High)
    • Drug offense 53.57 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.86 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 39.29 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 60.71 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 57.14 (Moderate)
  • Living in Karaganda - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 47.69 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 13.75 (Low)
    • Pollution Index 75.86 (High)
    • Health Care Index 55.56 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 12.42 (High)
    • 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 Karaganda

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.03 USD
    • International Movie per seat 2.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 33.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 39.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.92 USD

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

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