Osakarov District

Osakarov District (Kazakh: Осакаров ауданы, Oskarov aýdany) is a district of Karaganda Region in central Kazakhstan. The administrative center of the district is the settlement of Osakarovka.[2] The district had a population of 31,243 as of 2019.[1]

Осакаров ауданы
Osakarov District Kazakhstan.png
RegionKaraganda Region
Administrative centerOsakarovka
 • Total31,243
Time zoneUTC+6 (East)


During the industrialization of the Soviet Union in the 1930s, the central regions of the Kazakh SSR developed large coal and metallurgic industries, as well as large collective farms.[3] On December 28, 1940, the Supreme Soviet of the Kazakh SSR passed a decree creating the Osakarov District.[3] At the time of the decree, the newly formed Osakarov District comprised nearly 40 collective farms and a handful of villages.[3] These farms largely grew various cereals, but were also home to cattle, sheep, horses, pigs, and poultry farming.[3] Upon the outbreak of World War II, over 6,000 people in the district went to fight on the Eastern Front, 7 female Komsomol brigades took up work in their absence, and the district's furniture and record factory were converted into producing various equipment parts and linens for the front line effort.[3] As part of the Virgin Lands campaign, a number of new farms were formed in the district during the 1950s and 1960s.[3]

In 1993, 2002, and 2004, a number of villages in the district were had their names changed from Russian-derived names to Kazakh-derived names.[3]


The district reported 31,243 inhabitants as of 2019.[1] Previously, the district's reported populations were 33,343 (2013 estimate);[4] 35,221 (2009 Census results);[5] and 44,317 (1999 Census results).[5]

Ethnic Groups of Osakarov District[1]
Ethnic Group Population (2019) Percent of Total
Russians 13,935 44.60%
Kazakhs 10,402 33.29%
Germans 1,941 6.21%
Ukrainians 1,617 5.18%
Tatars 737 2.36%
Belarusians 584 1.87%
Chechens 482 1.54%
Greeks 337 1.08%
Moldovans 186 0.60%
Bashkirs 141 0.45%
Mordvins 101 0.32%
Azeris 97 0.31%
Lithuanians 81 0.26%
Poles 80 0.26%
Chuvash 71 0.23%
Koreans 53 0.17%
Uzbeks 19 0.06%
Others 379 1.21%
Total 31,243 100.00%


  1. ^ a b c d "Численность населения Республики Казахстан по отдельным этносам на начало 2019 года". Комитет по статистике Министерства национальной экономики Республики Казахстан (in Kazakh). Retrieved 2020-05-17.
  2. ^ "Subdivisions of Kazakhstan in local languages Kazakh and Russian".
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "История Осакаровского района". Осакаровская Централизованная Библиотечная Система (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2020-06-17. Retrieved 2020-06-17.
  4. ^ "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "Население Республики Казахстан" (in Russian). Департамент социальной и демографической статистики. Retrieved 8 December 2013.

Coordinates: 50°34′12″N 72°34′48″E / 50.57000°N 72.58000°E / 50.57000; 72.58000