About the region

About the region

Almaty is the largest city in the country, the center of business and entrepreneurship.

Thanks to its economic stability, the city provides 20.9% of Kazakhstan’s Gross Domestic Product.
Main sectors of the economy:
Trade
  • 51% of the gross regional product
  • 21 222 wholesale and retail enterprises, of which 228 are large and medium
  • Entry into the international retailers market
  • Growth in sales and the emergence of new formats tor new enterprises
  • In the city there are 131 shopping centers and houses, 29 large retail chains
Tourism
  • 867 travel companies are operating
  • 160 hotels, 16 museums, 16 theaters, 25 cinemas, two variety theaters
  • Many historical and cultural monuments, one reserve and four national parks in the immediate vicinity of the city
  • 10 recreation parks, 12 spa facilities and much more
  • 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Almaty ohm region (Tamgaly petroglyphs, Kayalyk, Karamergen and Talhiz settlements)
  • Almaty was included in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
  • Every 2nd foreign guest of Kazakhstan visits Almaty
  • New information technologies and software are used in the hotel industry and restaurant business
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