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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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....

Asian Athletics Championships 2019: Indian athletes must fulfil potential with World Championships, 2020 Tokyo Olympics on horizon

Yahoo Daily News 19 Apr 2019
The hardest test would come at the Tokyo Olympics next year.View photos ... Dutee, a double silver winner in the Jakarta Asiad, will have to contend with her regular opponents in the 100m, China's Wei Yongli, champion in 2014 and bronze medallist in 2018 in the Asian Games, and Kazakhstan's Olga Saffronikova, who was sixth in Jakarta.View photos....

Moody: The Final Frontier: A tale of six astronauts who lived in Lowndes County

Suwannee Democrat 10 Apr 2019
astronaut Terry Virts gestures as he is helped out of the Soyuz TMA-15M space capsule after he and Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov landed in a remote area outside the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on Thursday, June 11, 2015. AP PHOTO/Ivan Sekretarev ... (AP Photo/NASA TV) ASSOCIATED PRESS ... AP Photo/NASA....

Iran, Kazakhstan news agencies hold joint photo gallery

Irna 08 Apr 2019
Tehran, April 8, IRNAIran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) and Kazakhstan's Kazinform held an exhibition of photos of the 27-years of diplomatic ties between the two countries .......

Kazakhstan leader Tokayev in Moscow for 1st foreign visit

This is Money 03 Apr 2019
MOSCOW (AP) - Kazakhstan's interim president is making his first foreign visit since being appointed two weeks ago, meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow ... Kazakhstan's interim President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev enters a hall for his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 3, 2019....

US residents are reportedly detained in China's prison-like detention camps for Muslims, where people have to pledge allegiance to Xi Jinping to get food

The Times of India 29 Mar 2019
In this March 29, 2018, photo, Omir Bekali demonstrates how he was strung up by his arms in Chinese detention before being sent to an internment camp during an interview in Almaty, Kazakhstan.AP Photo/Ng Han Guan ... Residents of other countries, including Turkey, Kazakhstan, and ......

10 Killer Movie Marketing Campaigns

Rotten Tomatoes 27 Mar 2019
(Photo by 20th Century Fox) ... (Photo by Universal Pictures/20th Century Fox Film Corp.). Studio ... Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) 91%. (Photo by @ 20th Century Fox) ... Did it work? Borat made $262 million at the box office, much to Kazakhstan’s chagrin ... (Photo by @ Warner Bros ... (Photo by @ 20th Century Fox)....