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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CULTURAL CUISINE: NSU World Fair brings students together through food

Tahlequah Daily Press 06 Oct 2022
Northeastern State University’s annual World Fair brought students of all nationalities together through cultural foods. Ricardo Oropeza, NSU coordinator and international students advisor, said the event is used to spotlight different foods and cultures from 12 countries, including China, Spain, Mexico, and Kazakhstan....

Kazakhstan: Families Struggle to Enjoy Basic Rights

Human Rights Watch 05 Oct 2022
The right to social security is guaranteed in the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, to which Kazakhstan is a party....

Seychelles and Kazakhstan sign historic aviation agreement to foster new tourism links |04 October 2022

Nation 04 Oct 2022
SeychellesMinister for Transport, Antony Derjacques, has signed a historic bilateral Air Services Agreement to allow airlines to operate direct flights between Mahé and Kazakhstan ... Kazakhstan has three Unesco cultural world heritage sites, two Unesco natural world heritage sites, and is home to 120 ethnicity....

Cider Planet: Excerpt

Resilience 30 Sep 2022
Cider is a cultural marker ... Hence in my book we particularly draw our attention to ciders that are made by cider makers who get their hands dirty and know about the cider they make—from the apples that have ripened in a nearby orchard to their respect for the culture or tradition relative to the region of production ... Kazakhstan....

100+ Best Comedy Movies of All Time and Funniest Films Ever

The Citizens 29 Sep 2022
Yet somehow Pee-wee Herman, the creation of comedian Paul Reubens, coalesced into an ageless pop-culture icon ... Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) ... Director Craig Brewer’s 1970s-set biopic is a delightfully profane slice of pop-culture history that should have netted Murphy an Oscar nod....

Kazakhstan: A focal point of inter-faith dialogues

Financial Express 28 Sep 2022
Kazakhstan’s role in creating a platform for inter-religious, inter-civilizational, and inter-cultural dialogue and discussions is crucial ... Kazakhstan’s role in creating a platform for inter-religious, inter-civilizational, and inter-cultural dialogue and discussions is crucial ... Kazakhstan is pushed to the brink....

Over 96 MoUs, agreements in 1st year of Raisi gov't

Irna 27 Sep 2022
... and hosted six counterparts from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Turkey as well as the Qatari Emir, which bored fruit of signing over 96 agreements and MoUs concerning economic, trade, political, cultural, tourism, oil and petrochemical arenas....

Kazakhstan at a crossroads – photo essay

The Guardian 26 Sep 2022
Living in Kazakhstan for more than three years, photojournalist Frédéric Noy documented the culture and atmosphere of a turbulent country working to define ......

Using religion in Kazakhstan to find common bonds, ground

The Jerusalem Post 24 Sep 2022
Tokayev emphasized that as a crossroad of cultures with a long history of sacred places for many religions, Kazakhstan sees the spirit of tolerance and openness, and the principle of unity, as its fundamental patrimony to the world ... and identify with Russian culture....

7th world congress of religious leaders calls for confronting global concerns of post-pandemic world

Beijing News 21 Sep 2022
The concept of the Congress emerged in Kazakhstan, a ... Religion is required to satiate our need for serenity."As a multi-religious and multi-ethnic state, Kazakhstan has become a focal point for inter-religious, inter-cultural, and inter-civilizational discussion and interaction....

Xi pivot in Central Asia Great Game

The Telegraph India 17 Sep 2022
As Xi Jinping, China’s leader, visited Central Asian countries this week, he stepped off planes to rousing performances by rows of dancers, musicians and ceremonial guards ... In countries like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, people share linguistic, cultural and in some cases family ties with groups in Xinjiang, a region in China’s far west ... ....

President Xi Jinping's visit to Kazakhstan charts new blueprint for China-Kazakhstan relations

People Daily 16 Sep 2022
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and Kazakhstan. Over the past 30 years, China-Kazakhstan relations have progressed by leaps and bounds and reached the high level of permanent comprehensive strategic partnership, setting a good example of good-neighborly friendship and win-win cooperation....

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