A city of Kazakhstan in the southeast part of the country near the border of Kyrgyzstan. Founded in the 1850s as a Russian fort and trading post, the city served as the capital of Kazakhstan from 1929 to 1997 and is the commercial and cultural center of the country.
(place) City in SE Kazakhstan: former capital.
Origin of almaty
- Transliteration from Kazakh Алматы (Almatı), which is an adjective form of алма (alma, “apple”).