The special economic zone “Ontustik” is located in the city of Shymkent. Shymkent is a city in the south of Kazakhstan, one of the three cities of the country having the status of republican value; is a separate administrative-territorial unit, not part of the surrounding area. Shymkent is the third largest city in Kazakhstan. The population of the city of Shymkent is more than 1 million people. The area of Shymkent today is 1170 square kilometers. The city consists of four administrative districts.