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Shortoba Destination Guide

Explore Shortoba in Kazakhstan.

Shortoba in the region of Zhambyl is a town in Kazakhstan - some 601 mi (or 968 km) South of Astana, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Shortoba is now 09:27 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Almaty" with an UTC offset of 6 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Fergana, Andijan, Zhenishke, Taraz, Taldykorgan or Vinogradnoye. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Masanchin, Tokmok, Chuy, Shortoba, Ak-Beshim and Dzhany-Dzhol. We also found some pictures.




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Interesting facts about this location

Chuy District

Chuy is a raion (district) of Chuy Province in northern Kyrgyzstan. The district surrounds the provincial capital, Tokmok, but does not include it. The district capital lies at the city of Tokmok.

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Located at 42.87, 75.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Districts of Chuy Province

Tokmok

Tokmok is a city of about 53,087 (2009 Census) (according, to other data, "over 58,000") in northern Kyrgyzstan, east of the country's capital of Bishkek. Its geographical location is {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:42|50|N|75|17|E|region:KG_type:city(75,000)|| | |name= }}; its altitude is 816 m above sea level. From 2004 until 19 April 2006 it served as the administrative seat of Chui Province. Just to the north is the Chu River and the border with Kazakhstan.

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Located at 42.87, 75.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:History of Central Asia, Kazakhstan–Kyrgyzstan border crossings, Populated places established in 1864, Populated places in Chuy Province

Suyab

Suyab, also known as Ordukent (modern-day Ak-Beshim), was an ancient Silk Road city located some 50 km east from Bishkek, and 8 km west southwest from Tokmok, in the Chui River valley, present-day Kyrgyzstan.

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Located at 42.87, 75.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Kyrgyzstan, Chuy Province, Former populated places in Kyrgyzstan, History of Central Asia, History of Kazakhstan, History of the Turkic peoples, Populated places along the Silk Road, Populated places established in the 6th century

Burana Tower

The Burana Tower is a large minaret in the Chuy Valley in northern Kyrgyzstan. It is located about 80 km east of the country's capital Bishkek, near the town of Tokmok. The tower, along with grave markers, some earthworks and the remnants of a castle and three mausoleums, is all that remains of the ancient city of Balasagun, which was established by the Karakhanids at the end of the 9th century.

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Located at 42.87, 75.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:11th-century architecture, Chuy Province, Museums in Kyrgyzstan, Towers in Kyrgyzstan

Balasagun

Balasagun was an ancient Soghdian city in modern-day Kyrgyzstan, located in the Chuy Valley between Bishkek and Issyk-Kul Lake. Balasagun was founded by Soghdians, a people of Iranian origin and the Soghdian language was still in use in this town till the 11th century. It was the capital of the Kara-Khanid Khanate from the 10th Century until it was taken by the Kara-Khitan Khanate in the twelfth century. It was then captured by the Mongols in 1218. The Mongols called it Gobalik ("pretty city").

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Located at 42.87, 75.24 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi away.
Tags:Archaeological sites in Kyrgyzstan, Chuy Province, Former populated places in Kyrgyzstan, Populated places along the Silk Road