Shelek formerly Chilik, is a metropolis in Almaty Region of south-japanese Kazakhstan. Administrative center of Shelek rural district. It is located about 69 km north-east of the middle of Esik. The agreement became based in 1871 because the village of Chilik, then Zaitsevsky, from 1932 to May 1997 the settlement changed into the administrative center of the Chilik vicinity. On May 23, 1997, the Chilik district turned into abolished and incorporated into the Enbekshikazakh district.
Prior to 1997, Shelek become the local middle of the Chilik district of the Almaty region, which have become part of the Enbekshikazakh district with the middle in the city of Esik. Shelek is top notch for the fact that currently, with the populace according to the 2009 census, 26,688 human beings, it is one in all the largest villages now not most effective in the Almaty location, but throughout the country. Large populous villages are standard in the foothill areas of southern Kazakhstan. By the populace of Shelek, a few components of Almaty and other regions are inferior.