Kazakhstan (i/ˌkæzækˈstɑːn, ˌkɑː-, -zɑːk-, -ˈstæn/;Kazakh: Қазақстан, Qazaqstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi) is larger than all of Western Europe. By 2006, Kazakhstan had become the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. The country has vast mineral resources.

It has borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. With an estimated 18 million people as of 2014, Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous country in the world. Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from Almaty.

Latest News for: Kazakhstan republic


Participants of Kazakhstan Alumni Forum call for fostering cooperation in science and education fields

Urdu Point 30 Nov 2022
Besides, the guests of the event also raised problematic issues that require special attention from the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Pakistan. The Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Sayasat Nurbek made a special video greeting....

Russia’s negotiable friendship with Kazakhstan

Blitz 30 Nov 2022
Russia and Kazakhstan share common history and geography....

Six nations to battle it out at international handball tournament on Rarotonga

Cook Islands News 30 Nov 2022
The Republic of Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran have already qualified for the semi-finals from Group A, with Japan, People’s Republic of China and Kazakhstan vying for the other two places in Group B....

Ski Lines: Snowmaking has allowed for expanded season

The Daily Gazette 30 Nov 2022
PHOTOGRAPHER. Photo Provided ... 80. SHARES ... Save ... As chief judge, she oversees the eight-member panels of international judges at competitions this season, also being held in the US and Canada and in Italy in January, at the World Championships in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia in February, and at the World Cup championships in Kazakhstan in March....

Potato production in Kazakhstan increased by almost 12% in 2022

Fresh Plaza 29 Nov 2022
The harvest of all types of vegetables increased in the 2022 season in Kazakhstan ... “We will provide Kazakhstan and our neighbors with potatoes ... At the beginning of September 2022, EastFruit wrote about the increase in the area planted with potatoes in the Republic of Kazakhstan....

WTA Race Standings

Hastings Tribune 29 Nov 2022
Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 2097 ... Elena Rybakina, Kazakhstan, 1860 ... Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic, 1850 ... Marie Bouzkova, Czech Republic, 1592 ... Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 1426 ... Yulia Putintseva, Kazakhstan, 995 ... Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, 4651 ... Beatriz Haddad Maia, Brazil, and Anna Danilina, Kazakhstan, 3235....

Trip.com Group signed a new strategic agreement with Kazakh Tourism

Victoria Advocate 28 Nov 2022
Ctrip, Trip.com Skyscanner, Travix and MakeMyTrip to jointly develop and promote tourism in Kazakhstan ... The Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan's brand manager for tourism, Kazakh Tourism, offers a systematic and complete positioning of the country on both the domestic and international markets....

Putin, Tokayev Sign Cooperation Declaration Between Kazakhstan, Russia

Urdu Point 28 Nov 2022
Tokayev, in turn, said that he considers it important to strengthen cooperation between the border regions of the republic and Russia, adding that Kazakhstan is interested in the development of stable trade and investment relations ... In 2019, the Kyzylzhar special economic zone was formed in the North Kazakhstan region....

Kazakhstan seeks share of booming Russia-Iran cargo traffic

Reuters 28 Nov 2022
Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic, has distanced itself from Moscow politically, but Russia remains its biggest trading partner and Deputy Prime Minister Serik Zhumangarin said Astana was keen to boost its transit role in the so-called North-South corridor between Russia and Iran....

Yermek Sagimbayev Appointed Chairman of Kazakhstan's National Security Committee - Decree

Urdu Point 28 Nov 2022
... Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan," the text of the decree, published on the president's website on Monday, says....

WTA Rankings

The Joplin Globe 28 Nov 2022
Singles. Through Nov. 27. 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... 5 ... 6 ... 7 ... 8 ... Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 2097 ... Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic, 1877 ... Elena Rybakina, Kazakhstan, 1860 ... Marie Bouzkova, Czech Republic, 1607 ... Karolina Pliskova, Czech Republic, 1426 ... Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, 1065 ... Katerina Siniakova, Czech Republic, 6890 ... Barbora Krejcikova, Czech Republic, 5937 ... ....

Trial Of Anti-Regime Protesters Opens in Uzbekistan

Radio Free Europe 28 Nov 2022
Uzbek authorities said 21 people died in Uzbekistan’s Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan ... Their region used to be an autonomous area within Kazakhstan before becoming autonomous within the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic in 1930 and then part of Uzbekistan in 1936....

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