Abay (city)

Abay (city)
Абай ауданы, Abay awdanı
Abay is located in Kazakhstan
Location in Kazakhstan
Coordinates: 49°37′52″N 72°51′14″E / 49.63111°N 72.85389°E / 49.63111; 72.85389Coordinates: 49°37′52″N 72°51′14″E / 49.63111°N 72.85389°E / 49.63111; 72.85389
Country Kazakhstan
Province Karagandy Province
District Abay District
Founded 1949
Re-Named and Re-Classified as a "City" 1961
 – Akim (mayor)
Time zone BTT (UTC+6)
Postal code 100100-100130
Area code(s) +7 331 31

Abay is a city (since 1961) located in the nation of Kazakhstan, and has served as the capital of the Abay District, Karagandy Province since 2002.

Abay was founded in 1949 as a coal mining settlement with the name Sherubay-Noora (Kazakh: Шерубай-Нұра, Russian: Чурубай-Нура, Churubay-Nura). In 1961, it was renamed Abay, after Abay Qunanbayuli, a Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher.


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