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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Kazakh police assault, injure journalist Saniya Toiken covering protests in Nur-Sultan

CPJ 26 Oct 2020
After the assault, Toiken went to a hospital in Nur-Sultan, where doctors documented multiple injuries and bruises on her legs and arms, according to the medical report, a photo of which was posted on Facebook by Nazira Darimbet, the acting director of the Federation of Equal Journalists of Kazakhstan....

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, crewmates Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin, return to Earth after six-month mission

Moneycontrol 23 Oct 2020
In this photo released by Rosaviatsiya, Russian rescue team helicopters land near a Russian Soyuz MS-16 capsule, left, landed near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on October 22 ... In this photo released by Rosaviatsiya, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy sits in a chair shortly after the landing near the town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, October 22....

A chat with India’s Snow Leopard Man

The Siasat Daily 23 Oct 2020
Beautiful Budapest scenery, Photo Credit ... Seeing is how one of the 20-25 certified fine-art printers who are certified in the country, the practice of printing a photo is actually is clearly a very meticulous craft ... The snow leopard almost blends in with the landscape, Photo Credit ... Photo Credit....

Trio who lived on space station return to Earth safely

Kearney Hub 22 Oct 2020
In this photo released by Roscosmos Space Agency, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy sits in a chair shortly after landing near town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Oct ... In this photo released by Rosaviatsiya, rescue team members carry Roscosmos' cosmonaut Ivan Vagner shortly after the landing near town of Dzhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Thursday, Oct....

PH chessers seek semis spots in Asian online chess

Manila Bulletin 22 Oct 2020
Mark Paragua. (File Photo). The Philippines shoots for semifinal berths on Friday when it clashes with Kazakhstan in the men’s division and Sri Lanka in the women’s side of the Asian Nations Online Chess Cup 2020 ... Now they aim to gain more honors as they gun for nothing less than the title. ....

Now Streaming: Check out the chess drama 'The Queen's Gambit'

The Citizens 21 Oct 2020
Photo credit ...Sacha Baron Cohen is back on the road as Kazakhstan’s favorite journalist in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (2020, R), a satirical comedy shot in secret earlier this year with Cohen in the guise of Borat interacting with real-life American citizens and political figures ... Photo credit ... Photo credit....

Waldo County outbreak / Bangor waterfront construction / Maine astronaut returns

Bangor Daily News 21 Oct 2020
Today is Wednesday ... Here’s what we’re talking about in Maine today. Here’s the latest on the coronavirus and Maine ... Credit ... In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Cassidy of NASA suits up for pre-launch training activities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan ... EDT Wednesday, when he lands in Kazakhstan, after nearly 200 days in space....

Laos, Afghanistan lift inbound restrictions for Pinoys travellers

Manila Bulletin 19 Oct 2020
(ALI VICOY / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN). On the other hand, Malaysia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Tajikistan, and Hong Kong have imposed stricter medical protocols and visa regulations for those who are exempt from entry restrictions ... ....

Russian-US crew launches on fast track to the space station

Kearney Hub 14 Oct 2020
In this handout photo released by Roscosmos, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks during a news conference at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Oct ... In this handout photo released by Roscosmos, ......

Russian-US crew welcomed aboard the space station

Detroit news 14 Oct 2020
NASA’s Kate Rubins along with Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos lifted off as scheduled Wednesday morning from the Russia-leased Baikonur space launch facility in Kazakhstan for a six-month stint on the station ... (Photo ... (Photo ... (Photo....

‘Borat’ sequel to be released by Amazon before election

Detroit news 30 Sep 2020
Sacha Baron Cohen has filmed a sequel to his 2006 filmBorat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” that Amazon plans to release before the election ... Gift of Pornographic Monkey to Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence to Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation of Kazakhstan.” ... (Photo....

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