Karaganda (Karagandy), Kazakhstan, Asia
 
 
Year1931latitude: 49° 52'
longitude: 73° 7'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)A. Kuznetsov
Design organizationMoscow State Institute for Urban Development
Inhabitants457,100 (2009)
Target population
Town website
Town related links
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 


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The original site of Karaganda is now labeled on city maps as the "Old Town" which existed since 1857, but almost nothing remains on that site. Karaganda was founded in 1931 and given the town status shortly after in 1934. In exploiting the rich coal deposits, the Soviets undermined the entire city, and the town had to be abandoned completely and moved several miles to the south. Karaganda is an industrial city, built to exploit nearby coal mines using the slave work of prisoners of labor camps. Nowadays Karaganda is the forth most inhabited city in Kazakhstan.

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