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.

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The Advocate 27 Sep 2023
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Life Site 23 Sep 2023
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Religious leaders can help bring about world peace – opinion

Capital Ethiopia 19 Sep 2023
Kazakhstan has always supported solving disputes exclusively at the negotiating table based on the UN Charter ... Kazakhstan welcomes the fact that hostilities have all but ended in that country ... That is why I am proud that for 20 years, Kazakhstan has been hosting the triennial Congress of Religious Leaders ... The writer is the president of Kazakhstan....

UN must focus on choices that will define our century, not just the short-term

The Hill 19 Sep 2023
As a country deeply affected by nuclear proliferation during those years, Kazakhstan has been at the forefront of global denuclearization efforts ... Yet the fact that we continue to live only seconds away from existential collapse shows that, collectively, we failed to capitalize on the opportunity afforded by years of peacetime....

Religious leaders can help bring about world peace: Kazakhstan President Tokayev

Beijing News 18 Sep 2023
President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that he believes the role of religious leaders will be indispensable here ... Kazakhstan has always supported solving disputes exclusively at the negotiating table based on the UN Charter ... Kazakhstan welcomes the fact that hostilities have all but ended in that country....
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After Crop Failures, Kazakhstan's Drought Looms Large Over Livestock Farmers

Radio Free Europe 17 Sep 2023
In fact, Satylganov, who raises livestock in Kazakhstan's southern Almaty Province, has reached the sad conclusion that he will have to slaughter part of his herd to offset the rising cost of scarce animal feed ahead of a winter's uncertainty....

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