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East Kazakhstan Region (Kazakh: Шығыс Қазақстан облысы, romanized: Shyǵys Qazaqstan oblysy; Russian: Восточно-Казахстанская область, translit. Vostochno-Kazakhstanskaya oblast) is a region of Kazakhstan. It occupies the easternmost part of Kazakhstan, and includes parts of the Irtysh River, Lake Markakol, and Lake Zaysan. Its administrative center is Oskemen (also known as Ust-Kamenogorsk). The region borders Russia in the north and northeast and the People's Republic of China in the south and southeast. The easternmost point of the Oblast is within about 50 kilometres of the westernmost tip of Mongolia; however, Kazakhstan and Mongolia do not share a common border, the two countries being separated by a small part of Russia and China. The area spans 283,230 square kilometers in area. Population: 1,369,597 (2020); 1,396,593 (2009 Census results); 1,531,024 (1999 Census results).