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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A year ago today, in pictures: New crew blasts off for space station and more ...

Lebanon Express 25 Sep 2020
(AP Photo/John Minchillo) John Minchillo ... (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Jacquelyn Martin ... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci ... (Naohiko Hatta/Pool Photo via AP) Naochiko Hatta ... (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) Dolores Ochoa. APTOPIX Kazakhstan Russia Space Station ... (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky) Dmitri Lovetsky ... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Evan Vucci....
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A year ago today, in pictures: Pleas for more action and less talk at Climate ...

Lebanon Express 23 Sep 2020
(AP Photo/Ross D ... (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) Rajesh Kumar Singh ... (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) Silvia Izquierdo ... (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) Alastair Grant. APTOPIX Kazakhstan Russia Space Station ... astronaut Jessica Meir and United Arab Emirates astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri.(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky) Dmitri Lovetsky ... (AP Photo/Renata Brito) Renata Brito....
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Why Are Central Asian Countries Silent About China's Uyghurs?

Beijing News 22 Sep 2020
But not getting involved in that situation has proven impossible for Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan and likely will continue to be. The area China now calls Xinjiang and the countries on the other side of the Tien-Shan Mountains known as Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan have been linked for millennia by trade and culture....
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Ancient art continues to shine thanks to Kazakh jeweler

China.dot.org 09 Sep 2020
Berik Alibai shows a piece of his handiwork at his workshop in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. [Photo/Xinhua]. The 56-year-old man has the nickname the "golden hands of Kazakhstan" ... "My great-grandfather and grandfather were jewelers ... ....
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UEFA nations league: Lithuania vs. Kazakhstan

Xinhua 05 Sep 2020
(Photo by Alfredas Pliadis/Xinhua)....
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People visit photo exhibition in honor of medical workers in Kazakhstan

Xinhua 28 Aug 2020
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Wimbledon champion Halep opts out of playing at U.S. Open

Statesville Record & Landmark 17 Aug 2020
FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep clenches her fist after ... 22, 2020, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina during the final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates....
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Wimbledon champ Simona Halep skipping US Open due to virus

Statesville Record & Landmark 17 Aug 2020
FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep clenches her fist after ... 22, 2020, file photo, Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina during the final match of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates....
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Muslim Kazakhstan Adds Grave of Rabbi Levi Yitzchak Schneerson to Heritage List

The Algemeiner 11 Aug 2020
The flag of Kazakhstan. Photo ... The rabbi, who was born in 1878, had spent years in exile in Kazakhstan ... “On behalf of the United States government, I want to honor Rabbi Schneerson and thank the great people of Kazakhstan for their steadfast support of the rabbi and his work.”....
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Kazakhstan squeezes China critics as Xinjiang anxieties spread

EurasiaNet 10 Aug 2020
Suspicions about an increasingly assertive China show little sign of flagging in Kazakhstan ... Hundreds of thousands of minority Muslims, including many ethnic Kazakhs with relatives in Kazakhstan, are believed to have been placed in internment camps there. Ambassador Zhang Xiao (photo. Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan)....
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Back to the future? Russia plans new manned space shuttle based on old Soviet ‘Buran’ ...

Russia Today 07 Aug 2020
It wants to replace the current Soyuz MS with a winged space shuttle, similar to the 1980s Buran ... Learn how Buran made debut flight 30 years ago (PHOTOS, VIDEOS) ... Two examples, left abandoned for three decades, are stored at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Also on rt.com Abandoned Soviet-era spacecraft captured in astounding PHOTOS ... ....
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