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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Al Jazeera 16 Jun 2024
Politics and diplomacy ... Many also feel abandoned by the West, as they do not have the necessary passports and only have documents allowing them to reach neighbouring Kazakhstan or Armenia. World leaders pose for a photo at the opening ceremony of the summit on peace in Ukraine held in Stansstad near Lucerne, Switzerland [Denis Balibouse/Reuters]. ....

Korea signs dozens of cooperation agreements, MOUs with Kazakhstan

Korea Times 12 Jun 2024
Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Ahn Duk-geun, left, and Kazakh Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan Kanat Sharlapayev, right, pose for a photo after signing a memorandum of understanding on critical mineral supply chain cooperation partnership at the Kazakhstan presidential palace in Astana on June 12....

It's a tougher road to Olympic gold, says Petecio

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Though she isn’t underestimating the strong field in the women’s 57kg, the 32-year-old Davaoeño fighter believes Kazakhstan’s Karina Ibragimova, Italy’s Irma Testa, and Chinese Taipei’s Lin Yu-ting would be her toughest opponents this time in the sports’ global showpiece.Nesthy Petecio is excited for her second Olympics stint. (File Photo)....

[INTERVIEW] Korea-Kazakhstan summit to highlight political dialogue, commercial investment cooperation

Korea Times 07 Jun 2024
Korea Times photo by Choi Won-suk. Korea-Kazakhstan summit to take place in Astana, Kazakhstan, June 12 ... "Kazakhstan and Korea are enjoying a very friendly relationship with an enhanced strategic partnership at the highest level," Arystanov said ... Astana, Kazakhstan / AP-Yonhap....

Korea announces 'K-Silk Road' regional strategy for Central Asia

Korea Times 07 Jun 2024
Korea Times photo by Seo Jae-hoon. Yoon set to visit Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan next week ... For example, Korea will focus on energy and infrastructure cooperation with Kazakhstan, water resources and tourism partnerships with Kyrgyzstan and energy plant partnerships with Turkmenistan....

Jasmine Paolini reaches the French Open semifinals by beating Elena Rybakina

Yahoo Daily News 05 Jun 2024
Italy's Jasmine Paolini celebrates during her quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, Wednesday, June 5, 2024. (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard) ... (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard) ... (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard) ... (AP Photo/Aurelien Morissard) ... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)....

Russia Launches ‘Counterspace’ Weapon Near American Satellite, Prompting Response From US Officials

War History Online 30 May 2024
Deputy US Ambassador Robert Wood made the revelation while making a speech to the United Nations’ (UN) Security Council on May 21, 2024 ... (Photo Credit ... Soyuz MS-25 launch vehicle at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, March 2024. (Photo Credit ... Soyuz MS-24 launch vehicle at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, September 2023. (Photo Credit ... Gen ... .......

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