Kazakhstan

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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Airbus to settle French corruption probe by paying €16 million fine

The Irish Times 30 Nov 2022
Planemaker accused of bribery in Libya and Kazakhstan. Airbus has paid €16 million to settle the case (Photo by THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images) Wed Nov 30 2022 - 16.52....
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‘Critically ill’ Vladimir Putin’s feet twitch and spasm during tense meeting

NewstalkZB 29 Nov 2022
Vladimir Putin was seen with twitching feet as he met “ally” Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Moscow on Monday, fuelling ongoing health rumours about the Russian President ... Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, and Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev pose for a photo prior to their talks at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photo / AP....
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Xi Jinping and Kassym Jomart Tokayev sign documents during the signing ceremony
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Multipolarity on the rise in the Kazakh steppes

Asiatimes 24 Nov 2022
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who has been re-elected president of Kazakhstan, made a tantalizing remark to reporters on Sunday (November 20) that his country will pursue a multi-vector policy ... But Tokayev meant diversified relationships optimal for Kazakhstan’s development ... Besides, Kazakhstan has to contend with the Big Brothers, Russia and China ... Photo....
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Tokayev bites a democratic reform bullet in Kazakhstan

Asiatimes 21 Nov 2022
In response to anti-government protests that broke out in Kazakhstan in January 2022, Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has called for reforms that might significantly change the country’s political landscape ... Photo ... Chinese President Xi Jinping and Kazakhstan leader Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in a file photo....
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APTOPIX Kazakhstan Election

The Pantagraph 20 Nov 2022
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Kazakhstan Election

The Pantagraph 20 Nov 2022
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Hytera to develop railway communication systems with Kazakhstan’s KTZ , BT Signal

Malaysian National News Agency 16 Nov 2022
Hytera to develop railway communication systems with Kazakhstan’s KTZ , BT Signal ... Ivan Wang, Country Manager of Hytera Kazakhstan; Batyr Kotyrev, Chief Engineer of KTZ; Bayzakov B.M., Director of BT Signal (Photo....

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