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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He reiterated Pakistan's resolve to advance cooperation with Kazakhstan in diverse fields, including in the trade and investment, energy, connectivity, security and cultural domains....

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From Miles Teller’s pilot-approved face fuzz in Top Gun ... CREDIT ... Style ... Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan ... All that aside, however, this sartorial and journalistic hero of Kazakhstan media cut a fine figure in a shiny suit, stylishly unkempt hair and, of course, a moustache worthy of a Soviet-era dictator ... ....

Kazakhstan president invites Saudi investors as both countries eye greater economic ties

Arab News 24 Jul 2022
The president further added that Saudi Arabia has supported Kazakhstan by implementing several projects in education, healthcare, culture, and infrastructure, worth more than $120 million in the country ... Kazakhstan and the Ministry of Sports of Saudi Arabia striking a memorandum....

The story of Xiamen University is a tale of the world with China

Xinhua 20 Jul 2022
The Chinese international education master student from Kazakhstan said her dream is to bridge the two countries using language and culture ... "So I want to return to my home country in the near future and practise my skills in the multiple cooperation between China and Kazakhstan ......

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