The administrative and territorial system of the Republic of Kazakhstan consists of 14 regions and 2 republican cities, 175 administrative districts, 84 cities, 35 villages and 7,031 rural settlements.

Aktobe, Atyrau, West Kazakhstan and Mangistau regions are located in the west of the country.
Akmola, Pavlodar, North Kazakhstan and Kostanai regions are located in the north.
Almaty, South Kazakhstan, Zhambyl and Kyzylorda regions are situated in the south. The East Kazakhstan region is situated in the east of the republic. The central part of the republic’s territory is occupied by the largest Karaganda region.

Astana
Capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Area: 0.720 thousand km ²
Population: 705,897 people

Almaty
The largest city of Kazakhstan
Area: 0.325 thousand km ²
Population: 1,419,645 people.

Akmola region

Administrative centre: Kokshetau
Area: 146.2 thousand km ²
Population: 737,057 people.

Aktobe region 
Administrative centre: Aktobe
Area: 300.6 thousand km ²
Population: 722,851 people.

Almaty region
Administrative centre: Taldykorgan
Area: 223.9 thousand km ²
Population: 1,707,331 people.

Atyrau region
Administrative centre: Atyrau
Area: 118.6 thousand km ²
Population: 518,869 people.

East Kazakhstan region
Administrative centre: Ust-Kamenogorsk
Area: 283.3 thousand km ²
Population: 1,419,047 people.

Zhambyl region 
Administrative centre: Taraz
Area: 144.2 thousand km ²
Population: 1,049,837 people.

West Kazakhstan region
Administrative centre: Uralsk
Area: 151.3 thousand km ²
Population: 626,801people.

Karaganda region
Administrative centre: Karaganda
Area: 428.0 thousand km ²
Population: 1,354,603 people.

Kostanai region
Administrative centre: Kostanai
Area: 196.0 thousand km ²
Population: 885,521 people.

Kyzylorda region
Administrative centre: Kyzylorda
Area: 226.0 thousand km ²
Population: 696,163 people.

Mangistau region
Administrative centre: Aktau
Area: 166.0 thousand km ²
Population: 456,068 people.

Pavlodar region
Administrative centre: Pavlodar
Area: 124.8 thousand km ²
Population: 751,705 people.

North Kazakhstan region
Administrative centre: Petropavlovsk
Area: 123.2 thousand km ²
Population: 641,729 people.

South Kazakhstan region
Administrative centre: Shymkent
Area: 117.3 thousand km ²
Population: 2,455,3611 people.