The Syr Darya River in Kyzylorda
Map of Kazakhstan, location of Kyzylorda Region highlighted
|• Akim||Krymbek Kusherbayev|
|• Total||226,019 km2 (87,266 sq mi)|
|• Density||3.4/km2 (8.8/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5 (East)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+5 (not observed)|
|Area codes||+7 (724)|
|ISO 3166 code||KZ-KZY|
|Vehicle registration||11, N|
Kyzylorda Region (Kazakh: Қызылорда облысы, romanized: Qyzylorda oblysy, قىزىلوردا وبلىسى; Russian: Кызылординская область, romanized: Kyzylordinskaya oblast) is a region of Kazakhstan. Its capital is the city of Kyzylorda, with a population of 157,400. The region itself has a population of 590,000. Other notable settlements include Aral, Kazaly (Kazalinsk) and the Russian-administered Baikonur, which services the Baikonur Cosmodrome. The region borders neighboring country Uzbekistan, as well as three other regions: Aktobe Region (to the west), Karaganda Region (to the north), and Turkistan Region (to the east). The Syr Darya River, flowing from the Tian Shan mountains to the Aral Sea, passes through Kyzylorda Region. The total area of the province is 226,000 square kilometers.
Three localities in Kyzylorda Region have town status. These are Aral, Kazaly, and Kyzylorda. The city of Baikonur is located within the area of the oblast but is currently rented and administered by Russian Federation.