KAZAKHSTAN stamps :
Location of ALMATY in KAZAKHSTAN :
Almaty (Kazakh : Алматы / Almatı / الماتى), also known by its former name Alma-Ata (Russian : Алма-Ата, until 1992) and Verny (Russian : Верный, until 1921), is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population of 1 348 500 (2008 estimation), which represents 9 % of the population of the country.
It was the capital of Kazakhstan (and its predecessor, the Kazakh SSR) from 1929 to 1997. Despite losing its status as the capital to Astana, Almaty remains the major commercial center of Kazakhstan.
Almaty is hosting the 2011 Asian Winter Games. Shymbulak is a venue for this event.
Postcard sent by Lyubov , as "Lyubov"
Private swap - Reference KZ001