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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Organization of Turkic States celebrates 14th year of foundation

Anadolu Agency 03 Oct 2023
3, 2009 with the Nakhichevan Agreement signed by Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Türkiye ... to politics, from culture to tourism and from education to sports ... Summits discussed various topics from economy to trade, science to culture, tourism to media and information....

From fields to ‘Cosmos’: How has Moscow’s VDNKh changed since the 1990s?

Russia Beyond 02 Oct 2023
It was built in the 1950s, while renovations were done only in 2018.‘Kazakhstan’ pavilion ... Now, the pavilion has changed its theme dramatically and turned into a Kazakhstan nationality center, where you can better acquaint yourself with Kazakh culture.‘Museum of the East’ pavilion....

Legacy of the Silk Road: Cultural Exhibit Marks BRI’s Decade

Beijing Times 30 Sep 2023
Contributions come from esteemed cultural institutions in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and the UAE, enriched further by 13 collection units spanning 10 diverse provinces and regions within China ... Eloquent presentations from cultural heritage research institutions across China, ......

BRI-themed archaeology outcomes on display

China Daily 29 Sep 2023
Cultural heritage research institutes from countries including China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and the United Arab Emirates are also presenting their key collections reflecting communication among civilizations along the ancient trade routes ... and the mutual enrichment of cultures."....

Belt and Road helps drive joint development

China Daily 28 Sep 2023
China's Central Asian neighbor Kazakhstan provides an excellent case study for the initiative's results to date ... To help people in Kazakhstan better understand the Belt and Road Initiative, China may enhance the promotion of cultural and academic exchanges, youth and student exchanges and media cooperation....

President receives newly accredited foreign ambassadors

Vietnam News 26 Sep 2023
President Võ Văn Thưởng hosted separate receptions in Hà Nội on Tuesday for the ambassadors of Bulgaria, the European Union (EU) Delegation, France and Kazakhstan who came to present their credentials ... The EU also wished to cooperate with Việt Nam in cultural preservation and promotion, and infrastructure development, he added....

22 reporters from 14 countries tour Xinjiang

ECNS 22 Sep 2023
A group of 22 journalists from 14 countries concluded a trip to Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on Wednesday, after gaining firsthand knowledge about the region's development and diverse culture ... Since ancient times, Xinjiang has been a region where diverse cultures meet....

Religious leaders can help bring about world peace – opinion

Capital Ethiopia 19 Sep 2023
Kazakhstan has always supported solving disputes exclusively at the negotiating table based on the UN Charter ... Kazakhstan welcomes the fact that hostilities have all but ended in that country ... That is why I am proud that for 20 years, Kazakhstan has been hosting the triennial Congress of Religious Leaders ... The writer is the president of Kazakhstan....

Religious leaders can help bring about world peace: Kazakhstan President Tokayev

Beijing News 18 Sep 2023
President of Kazakhstan, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said that he believes the role of religious leaders will be indispensable here ... Kazakhstan has always supported solving disputes exclusively at the negotiating table based on the UN Charter ... Kazakhstan welcomes the fact that hostilities have all but ended in that country....

Tackling East Asia’s demographic implosion

Asiatimes 14 Sep 2023
Kazakhstan and its Central Asia neighbors, meanwhile, stand out as exceptions to the regional norm ... Tokayev believes that his government’s socio-economic policies must be consistent with Kazakhstan’s deeply rooted traditions and culture-of-life ethic, which, at its core, is expansive and positive in nature....

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