Almaty - is a city of republican significance, the former capital of Kazakhstan (until 1997). The city is located in the foothills of the Zailiysky Alatau in the southeast of the country and has a unique, very mild climate. The population of the city is 2,147,113 people.
Almaty is the cultural, financial and economic center of the country. The main attractions of the metropolis are the Medeu high-mountain skating rink, the Shymbulak ski resort, the Holy Ascension Cathedral, the Kazakhfilm film studio, the Kok-Tobe park. 28 Panfilov heroes, Big Almaty Lake, Charyn Gorge, metro, etc. live in Gorky Park.
Almaty is the student center of the country. The city has 44 universities with 9374 international students. Today Almaty is the "southern capital" of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the largest city in the country. It is a green city with sunny, cozy, wide streets, beautiful buildings, many parks, squares and fountains. At the foot of the Tien Shan, a beautiful city is called the "garden city".