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Culture of Karaganda



Theater

The Miners Palace of Culture is a major landmark in Karagandy.

 Sports

FC Shakhter Karagandy is a football club based in Shakhtyor Stadium. The city sent a bandy team to the Spartakiade 2009. The popularity of winter sports is growing each year and multi-sports winter games are organized for the Karagandy Province.

Other

*Karaganda Zoo

*Karaganda State University

Religion

The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Karaganda.

 Other

Karaganda was often used as the punch line in a popular joke in the former Soviet Union. Karaganda is fairly isolated in a vast area of uninhabited steppe, and is thought by many to be "the middle of nowhere"