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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Participants of Kazakhstan Alumni Forum call for fostering cooperation in science and education fields

Urdu Point 30 Nov 2022
During the event, the participants discussed the prospects for the development of cooperation between Kazakhstan and Pakistan in the field of education and science ... The hospitality and friendliness of Kazakhstan people and the commonality of cultures and traditions of both countries were also noted....

Georgia On His Mind (The Other One): Pinecrest Grad Makes the Most of State Department Scholarship

The Pilot 29 Nov 2022
When Pirum applied last year to be one of the first American students to participate in the reverse exchange, he had the option of studying in Ukraine, Poland or Kazakhstan. The program’s cultural aspect appealed to his long-held dreams of a career in the foreign service....

Trip.com Group signed a new strategic agreement with Kazakh Tourism

Victoria Advocate 28 Nov 2022
Ctrip, Trip.com Skyscanner, Travix and MakeMyTrip to jointly develop and promote tourism in Kazakhstan ... The Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan's brand manager for tourism, Kazakh Tourism, offers a systematic and complete positioning of the country on both the domestic and international markets....

International Indigenous Arts Festival 2022 showcases culture from various countries

Malaysian National News Agency 25 Nov 2022
KUANTAN, Nov 25 (Bernama) -- The 2022 International Indigenous Arts Festival highlights the ethnic and cultural uniqueness of indigenous communities from several countries including Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Mauritius....
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Xi Jinping and Kassym Jomart Tokayev sign documents during the signing ceremony

Multipolarity on the rise in the Kazakh steppes

Asiatimes 24 Nov 2022
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who has been re-elected president of Kazakhstan, made a tantalizing remark to reporters on Sunday (November 20) that his country will pursue a multi-vector policy ... The CSTO military presence to quell protests in Kazakhstan in January underscored that Russia’s cultural and security influence remains paramount....

The Geopolitics of Kazakhstan in an Emerging Multipolar World

GlobalResearch 22 Nov 2022
As part of promoting multi-cultural and friendly society, Kazakhstan has seriously made in-bound tourism as one of its priority spheres, so it has established a visa-free regime for citizens of 54 countries, including the European Union and OECD member states, the United States, Japan, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand....

Kazakhstan envoy hails ties with India upon completion of 30 years of diplomatic relationship

Beijing News 11 Nov 2022
"Today we celebrate the Republic day of Kazakhstan and also the establishment of the diplomatic relationship between India and Kazakhstan ... Further talking about the upcoming Kazakhstan elections, the envoy added that whoever comes to power, the relationship between Kazakhstan and India will remain the same....

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