Jezkazgan or Zhezkazgan formerly known as Dzhezkazgan, is a city in Karagandy Province, Kazakhstan, on a reservoir of the Kara-Kengir River.Its urban area includes the neighbouring mining town of Satpayev, for a total city population of 148,700.Jezkazgan is situated in the very heart of the Kazakh upland, far away from a big river. It has an extreme continental climate.
The city was created in 1938 in connection with the exploitation of the rich local copper deposits. In 1973 a large mining and metallurgical complex was constructed to the southeast to smelt the copper that until then had been sent elsewhere for processing. Other metal ores mined and processed locally are manganese, iron and gold.