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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Foreign troupes take part in Shanxi festivities

China.dot.org 01 Mar 2024
In an effort to promote cultural exchange, Qingxu invited folk groups like Birousans from France, Italy and Kazakhstan to celebrate this year's Lantern Festival in the county, alongside local performers and groups from all over China ... cultural exchanges between the two sides....
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Intl visitors taste Shanxi culture, cuisine in Taiyuan

China Daily 29 Feb 2024
Art enthusiasts from France, Italy, and Kazakhstan watch a lion dance show in Taiyuan, Feb 26 ... Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, captivated 80 art enthusiasts from France, Italy, and Kazakhstan with a local intangible cultural heritage display event on Feb 26....
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Across China: French folk ensemble adds variety to traditional Chinese festivities

China.dot.org 27 Feb 2024
In an effort to promote cultural exchange, Qingxu invited folk groups like Birousans from France, Italy and Kazakhstan to celebrate this year's Lantern Festival in the county, alongside local performers and groups from all over China ... cultural exchanges between the two sides....
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French folk ensemble adds variety to traditional Chinese festivities

People Daily 27 Feb 2024
In an effort to promote cultural exchange, Qingxu invited folk groups like Birousans from France, Italy and Kazakhstan to celebrate this year's Lantern Festival in the county, alongside local performers and groups from all over China ... cultural exchanges between the two sides....
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President Of Turkic Culture And Heritage Foundation Meets With Minister Of Culture And Information Of Kazakhstan

MENA FN 26 Feb 2024
(MENAFN - AzerNews) Within the framework of the visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan, President of the Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundations Aktoty Raimkulova met with the Minister of Culture and ... ....
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32 Funniest Fish-Out-Of-Water Movies

Cinema Blend 25 Feb 2024
Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan — places the comedian’s iconic Kazakh journalist in the United States, where his vastly differing cultural perspective causes quite a stir, to say the least ... portrait of American culture....
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Jackson Elementary students get visit from Houston-based dance group

The Moore County News Press 23 Feb 2024
“We do educational outreach shows to educate the culture of hip hop, the positive side of hip hop, what it is, how it started, where it comes from where it's at now, and how we can use those tools to develop and motivate and inspire kids for future purposes,” said co-founder Cedric Hicks....
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Kazakh influencers, rights groups denounce domestic violence 'epidemic'

The Mercury 22 Feb 2024
After miraculously surviving her ex-husband's attempt to kill her, Indira Tergeubayeva has been fighting to be recognised as a victim in her native Kazakhstan ... More than 80 femicides are officially recorded each year in Kazakhstan, where domestic violence is not included in the criminal code....
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Proposed Law In Kazakhstan Would Bar Former President's Relatives From Burial At Pantheon

Radio Free Europe 21 Feb 2024
Media reports in Kazakhstan said on February 21 that the bill had been worked out by the Culture and Information Ministry ... of Kazakhstan, Elbasy (National Leader) Nursultan Nazarbaev cannot be buried in the Pantheon ... Kazakhstan's 'Bloody January' Censorship....
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Morocco named as Qatar’s 2024 Years of Culture partner

The Peninsula 15 Feb 2024
Years of Culture, which spearheads long-term cultural exchanges between Qatar and other nations, named the Kingdom of Morocco as its 2024 partner ... Rafael Nadal withdraws from Qatar Open Prime Minister receives Indian counterpart Kazakh president calls on Qatari Businessmen Association to invest in Kazakhstan....
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Kazakh Authorities Block Website Dedicated To LGBT Relations

Radio Free Europe 13 Feb 2024
Kazakhstan's Culture and Information Ministry said it has blocked the Selftanu.kz website, which focuses on LGBT relations....
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Renowned opera singer to perform, speak on cultural diplomacy at William & Mary

Daily Press 12 Feb 2024
“I grew up with mixed cultures in my life and found that in singing, nationality did not matter ... As an arts envoy, working in countries such as Peru, Mexico, Montenegro, Honduras, Kazakhstan and Indonesia, Canales said she’s found that singing offers “simply another vehicle” for carrying out cultural diplomacy ... Where all cultures can be found....
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