Petropavlovsk is a city in northern Kazakhstan, located on the Ishim River. It is the capital of the North Kazakhstan Region and has a population of approximately 200,000 people. The city was founded in 1752 as a Russian military fort and was named after the Russian Orthodox saints Peter and Paul. Petropavlovsk has a rich history and is home to several museums and cultural institutions, including the North Kazakhstan Regional Museum of Local Lore and the Petropavlovsk Drama Theater. The city is also an important transportation hub, with a major railway station and an airport serving domestic and international flights.