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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Steve Clarke sets target for Scotland to qualify for Euro 2020 without needing safety net of play-offs

Yahoo Daily News 21 May 2019
The poor beginning to the current campaign – a 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan - guaranteed the departure of Alex McLeish, despite the fact that he had steered the side to a Nations League play-off semi-final against Finland ...Scotland are second bottom, so it’s a good start.”View photos ... View photos....

First Sino-Kazakh film portrays last years of famed musician

China.dot.org 16 May 2019
[Photo provided to China Daily]. The first China-Kazakhstan production is a biographical feature, The Composer, chronicling the last five years of Xian Xinghai, a musician best known in China for the song Yellow River Cantata ... ....

Judy Murray's vision for women's sport: 'It’s the newbies we need to serve – you cannot assume people know scoring systems or the players'

Yahoo Daily News 16 May 2019
Before that I would just have seen the Grand National as a bunch of horses running and jumping, now the sport has a whole new meaning in terms of watchability.View photos ... The ground was full, only the posh members’ section had empty seats.View photos ... There was a sell-out crowd at the Copper Box when the GB Fed Cup team faced Kazakhstan Credit....

Semenya 'made to suffer', says Indian gender-row sprinter Dutee Chand

Independent online (SA) 02 May 2019
NEW DELHIIndian gender-row sprinter Dutee Chand on Thursday said Caster Semenya's court defeat over testosterone rules was “wrong”, but backed the Olympic 800 metres champion to overcome the potentially far-reaching ruling ... Liang Xiaojing of China, Dutee Chand of India and Olga Safronova of Kazakhstan in action in August 2018. Photo ... ....

Kazakhstan Caught Beauty Retouching Photos of New Leader

PetaPixel 01 May 2019
The large Asian country of Kazakhstan was just caught “Photoshopping” official photos of its new leader, using beauty retouching techniques to dramatically alter his appearance ... Official photo by Hungary (left) and official photo by Kazakhstan (right) ... Official photo by Hungary (left) and official photo by Kazakhstan (right)....

Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Plans to Visit Israel

The Algemeiner 01 May 2019
Kazakhstan Prime Minister Askar Mamin. Photo ... JNS.org –�The prime minister of Kazakhstan, Askar ... The delegation of Jewish leaders from around the world noted that the Jewish community of Kazakhstan has been thriving and receiving all the support it needs from the government....

China, Kazakhstan to enhance BRI cooperation

People Daily 26 Apr 2019
Photo shows panels of a Chinese-built solar power station in Kazakhstan ... They have greatly elevated China-Kazakhstan cooperation in renewable energy and promoted clean energy in Kazakhstan. (Photo by Zhou Hanbo/People’s Daily) ... Photo shows Chinese and Kazakh engineers discussing operation of an asphalt plant in Aktau, Kazakhstan....

Panghal Leads Six Indians into Finals of Asian Boxing Meet

Yahoo Daily News 25 Apr 2019
View photos ... Thapa came out all guns blazing too, against 2015 edition's silver-medallist Kazakhstan's Zakir Safiullin, but a loss of momentum in the final round ended up tilting the scales against him in a split decision by the judges.View photos ... Pooja was up against Kazakhstan's Fariza Sholtay and emerged triumphant in a unanimous decision....

Asian C’ships: 5 Medals But No Gold For The Indian Wrestlers

Yahoo Daily News 25 Apr 2019
Dhankar, who won a gold in 66kg in the 2013 edition, lost to Daniyar Kaisanov of Kazakhstan 0-5 in the final.View photos. Amit Dhankar lost to Daniyar Kaisanov of Kazakhstan 0-5 in the final ... I hope to put in hard yards at training and make India proud in the next few tournaments coming up " - VickyView photos....

PU Chitra Bags Third Gold for India at Asian Athletics C’ships

Yahoo Daily News 24 Apr 2019
India had won 29 medals (12 Gold, 5 silver, 12 bronze) in the last edition in Bhubaneswar in 2017, topping the medal tally for the first time.View photos ... The championships as usual did not see some of the best athletes in the world who preferred to focus on the World Championships to be held at the same venue in September-October.View photos....

Belt and Road Initiative brings foreign food to people's homes

Xinhua 22 Apr 2019
A food vender takes photos of oil and flour imported from Kazakhstan at a store for imported food in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 12, ......

At Least 11 Dead, 29 Injured in Bus Crash in Kazakhstan (PHOTO)

Sputnik 20 Apr 2019
According to the portal Tengrinews, the accident occurred at around 5.00 AM local time when a bus flipped after trying to evade a collision with two cars that had previously crashed on the highway ... ....

Photo essay | Scattered by Stalin, Germans remember Caucasus homeland

EurasiaNet 19 Apr 2019
That October the Germans were herded onto trains bound for the steppes of Kazakhstan, like so many other Soviet minorities during the war ...And then in November – we must have been travelling for about a month – we were met at the pier in the Kurchum region [in eastern Kazakhstan] on sleds ... He now lives in Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan....