Kazakhstan

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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Embrace spirit of steppes at World Nomad Games

Korea Times 05 Jul 2024
Kazakh Ambassador to Korea Nurgali Arystanov speaks during an interview with The Korea Times at the Embassy of Kazakhstan in Seoul, May 27 ... Courtesy of Embassy of Kazakhstan in Seoul ... Kazakh people hold the distinguished honor of the fact that horses were first domesticated around 5,500 years ago within what is now modern-day Kazakhstan....
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China, Kazakhstan to build on lasting friendship, unique partnership

People Daily 04 Jul 2024
"The history of China-Kazakhstan friendly exchanges is a strong testament to the fact that the development of our bilateral relationship conforms to the trend of history and that of our times," Xi said in his signed article under the title "Staying True to Our Shared Commitment and Opening a New Chapter in China-Kazakhstan Relations."....
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Kazakhstan to host key summits, forums in 2024

Beijing News 03 Jul 2024
Astana [Kazakhstan], July 3 (ANI) ... In 2024, our country will host a number of representative summits and forums," the Embassy of Kazakhstan said in an official statement ... Kazakh people hold the distinguished honour of the fact that horses were first domesticated around 5,500 years ago within what is now modern-day Kazakhstan....

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