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Village of Chapaev in West Kazakhstan region.

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The village of Chapaev (Kaz. Chapaev). Since 1748 it has been known as the Kalmykovskaya fortress, from 1899 to 1939 the settlement - Lbischensk. At present, the village of Chapaev is located 135 kilometers south of the city of Uralsk, on the right bank of the Ural River, in the West Kazakhstan region of Kazakhstan, and is the regional center of the Akzhaik region.
Since 1862, it has been the Kalmykovskaya fortress at the middle distance of the Ural Cossack army. In 1765, 144 Cossacks served in Kalmykovsky. In 1862 the population of the fortress was 783 people (394 males and 389 females) (source: Materials of statistics 1866. SP) In 1999 the population of the village was 8344 people (4254 men and 4090 women).
According to the 2009 census, 8476 people (4110 men and 4366 women) lived in the village. At the beginning of 2019, the population of the village was 9488 people (4678 men and 4810 women). It was founded as a fortress Kalmykovskaya on the Kalmykov Yar "to keep the thieves Kirghiz-Kaysak and Kalmyk climbers across the Yaik River and to stop any opposition from these peoples."
The original name is Lbischensky settlement. It was transformed into the county town of Lbischensk in the Ural region in 1899, at the same time the county from Kalmykovsky was renamed to Lbischensky. Place of death of the participant of the Civil War V.I.Chapaev (1919). In 1939, it was renamed Chapaev.
In 1997, Chapaev, during the unification of the Chapaevsky, Akzhaik and Taipak districts, became the regional center of the Akzhaik district. Since 1927 there has been a museum of Vasily Ivanovich Chapaev in the village.


Photos by
Alexander Petrov.