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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In Kazakhstan, 'The Floods Are Over But The Problems Have Just Begun'

Beijing News 27 May 2024
ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- The dozens of residents who held a weeklong protest outside a government building in the flood-hit town of Qulsary have packed up their tents and their banners -- for the moment. But they are not the only ones crying out for faster and larger government compensation after historic flooding in Kazakhstan....

Xinhua Headlines: Expanding China-Europe freight train service boosts trade, prosperity

Xinhua 26 May 2024
(Photo by Zhang Xiaofeng/Xinhua) ... This photo taken on March 28, 2024 shows containers at a freight terminal in Duisburg, Germany ... An aerial drone photo taken on May 14, 2024 shows the China-Kazakhstan (Xi'an) Trade Logistics in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province....

Women entrepreneurs visit Kazakhstan

The News International 24 May 2024
Participants pose for a group photo during visits to Kazakhstan ... Islamabad.A 30-member delegation of Pakistan’s women entrepreneurs and different Women Chambers of Commerce has visited the potential market of Almaty (Kazakhstan), which will pave the way for economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries....

China, Central Asia reap remarkable benefits from win-win cooperation

Xinhua 21 May 2024
This aerial photo taken on Sept ... The booming bilateral trade in recent years has given us the confidence to expand business in China," he added.This photo taken on March 12, 2024 shows a view of the China-Kazakhstan (Xi'an) Trade Logistics, a freight terminal in Xi'an international port station, in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province....

Kazakhs Demand Higher Flood Compensation From Government

Radio Free Europe 16 May 2024
Dozens of residents of the town of Qulsary in Kazakhstan's western region of Atyrau have demanded ... Photo Gallery. No End In Sight As Flooding Continues Unabated In Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Russia....

Lockdowns and compulsory vaccines must NOT be forced on Britain by foreign officials, says Nigel ...

The Daily Mail 13 May 2024
A 'No to domestic violence' public rally in Kazakhstan in memory of murdered Saltanat Nukenova ... In this photo released by The Kazakhstan Supreme Court Press Office's Telegram channel on Friday, April 19, 2024, businessman Kuandyk Bishimbayev, the country's former economy minister, sits in a defendants' cage in court in Astana, Kazakhstan ... Kazakhstan....

Fans accuse Crystal Kung Minkoff of shading PK, Dorit Kemsley split with anniversary post

New York Post 11 May 2024
On Friday, the 41-year-old took to Instagram to celebrate the day she first met her husband, Rob Minknoff — which fell just one day after the Kemsleys announced their separation ... 🫶💕” she captioned the post alongside throwback photos of the couple getting ready for a helicopter ride “to the Tien Shan glacier in Kazakhstan.” ... 8 ... 8 ... 8 ... 8....