Ust-Kamenogorsk is an administrative centre of the East-Kazakh region. It is located on the left bank of the Irtysh river. The Archipelago of Monastic lakes is in some minutes away from the town. Ust-Kamenogorsk is one of the cultured centres of Kazakhstan Republic. One can find many museums such as: the Museum of Local Lore, the Historical Museum. There are some medical centres as well. The town was founded in 1720.