The place is about 190 km as the crow flies west-south-west of the Kurgan Oblast Administrative Center and 75 km east- south- east of Chelyabinsk in the south-west of the West Siberian lowlands . It is located on the Kaksarly, Kamyshovo and Safakulewo salt lakes without any drainage.
Safakulewo is the administrative center of Safakulewski Rajons and the seat of the rural community (selskoje posselenije) Safakulewski selsowet, which also includes the village of Kirejewka 7 km west-northwest.
The village was founded by Tatars in 1782 and, like one of the lakes there, was named after the first settler Safa Jumagulow ( Safakül means "Safa Lake" in Tatar as in Bashkir), initially officially in the Russified form Safakulowa. The village of Kaksarlina (also Barangulowa ) was built nearby .
In 1919 the villages became part of the Jalanski canton of the Bashkir ASSR , initially in the 40 km east-southeast village of Tanrykulowo , from March 7, 1922 in Paramonowo , 70 km south-south-west. After the canton was detached from the Bashkir autonomous region on June 14, 1922, Safakulewo belonged to the newly formed Sart-Kalmykski rajon with its seat in the village of Suljuklino (9 km southeast) from its division in November 1923 . On April 7, 1924, the name was changed to Jalanski rajon and the administrative headquarters were relocated to Martynowka (9 km south-southwest). From September 15, 1926 Safakulewo - with the somewhat smaller Kaksarlina incorporated at that time - became the administrative center of the Rajon. On April 20, 1930, it was renamed Jalano-Kataiski rajon and in November 1940 it was divided into the Safakulewski rajon and the Almenewski rajon , based in Almenewo .
Note: census data (up to 1926 sum of the population of Safakulewo and Kaksarlina)
After Safakulewo the regional road 37K-0012, the km north-north-eastern during 30 carries Shchuchye by the federal highway R254 Irtysh (formerly M51) Chelyabinsk - Omsk - Novosibirsk branches. There is also the nearest train station on the southern route of the Trans-Siberian Railway Samara - Chelyabinsk - Omsk. Initially via the 37N-1703 to the southwest, there is a connection from Safakulewo to the neighboring Chelyabinsk Oblast in the direction of Jetkul .
- Itogi Vserossijskoj perepisi naselenija 2010 goda. Tom 1. Čislennostʹ i razmeščenie naselenija (Results of the All-Russian Census 2010. Volume 1. Number and distribution of the population). Tables 5 , pp. 12-209; 11 , pp. 312–979 (download from the website of the Federal Service for State Statistics of the Russian Federation)