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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Books tell story of historic friendship with Central Asia

China.dot.org 15 Jan 2021
Relations with Tajikistan and Kazakhstan stretching back millennia documented. Two recently released books tell the history of China-Tajikistan and China-Kazakhstan friendship. [Photo provided to China Daily] ... [Photo provided to China Daily] ... In 1944, he went to Kostanay of Kazakhstan as conductor of the local Philharmonic Orchestra....

Protesters arrested for criticizing Kazakhstan's vote

Springfield News-Sun 10 Jan 2021
MOSCOW (AP) — Dozens of people protesting Kazakhstan’s opposition-free election were arrested Sunday in the country’s capital and in its principal city ... Kazakhstan's police officers detain a protester during an opposition rally in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Jan ... (AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov) ... (AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov) ... (AP Photo) ... (AP Photo)....

Kazakhstan holds legislative elections on January 10

Yahoo Daily News 10 Jan 2021
Elections being held in Kazakhstan on Sunday (Photo./ANI). Nur-Sultan [Kazakhstan], January 10 (ANI). Elections are taking place today in Kazakhstan to the Mazhilis, the lower House of Parliament, as well as the Maslikhats, local representative bodies ... The previous parliamentary election in Kazakhstan took place in March 2016....

OPEC ready to adjust oil output increases: Barkindo

Yahoo Daily News 03 Jan 2021
Read full article. 3 January 2021, 5.43 pm·1-min read. FILE PHOTO. OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo attends a session of Kazakhstan Energy Week in Nur-Sultan, Kazakstan ... Barkindo was speaking at a meeting of experts of OPEC and allies, a group known as OPEC+, according to remarks published by OPEC ... TRENDING. 1 ... 2 ... 3. Chelsea vs Man City LIVE ... 4....

Our year: 10 newsmakers look back on 2020

Straits Times 26 Dec 2020
1. Theseus Chan, 59 ... PHOTO. THESEUS CHAN ... If anything, it has dawned on me that as the year ends, we must all reach out to one another ... 2 ... ST PHOTO ... 3 ... PHOTO ... 4 ... ST PHOTO ... 5 ... Executive chairman of Indo-Trans Logistics Corporation, Singapore’s non-resident Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and former Nominated MP. PHOTO ... 6 ... PHOTO ... PHOTO ... PHOTO ... ST PHOTO ... PHOTO....

Kazakhstan starts production of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19

Sina 24 Dec 2020
Photo taken on Dec. 22, 2020 shows Russia's Sputnik V vaccine at a plant in the Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan has started production of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the COVID-19....

Opinion: Cunning virus no match for human solidarity

Xinhua 24 Dec 2020
Photo taken on Dec. 22, 2020 shows the production line of the Russian "Sputnik V" vaccine at a pharmaceutical plant in the Karaganda Region of Kazakhstan. (Photo by Kalizhan Ospanov/Xinhua) ... -Instead, it needs to continue to employ the power of science and common sense to overcome fear and irrationality. by Xinhua writer Gao Wencheng. BEIJING, Dec ... ■. ....

How scientists are using declassified military photographs to analyse historical ecological change

Phys Dot Org 17 Dec 2020
Previously, the same research group had utilized the CORONA dataset to analyze photos of agricultural landscapes in Kazakhstan between 1960's and 1970's ... Catalina commented, "Photos of this nature can also be a direct source of information (e.g., a penguin colony detected on an ......

Why Stalin ordered the forced relocation of ethnic groups

Russia Beyond 08 Dec 2020
Huts of resettlers Archive photo ... But the Soviet authorities also destroyed that and drove them from the Volga region, which long was their homeland, into the harsh steppes of Kazakhstan ... In 1936, some 35,000 "politically unreliable elements" from the former Polish territories in western Ukraine were resettled to Kazakhstan....

Airbus scandal: Government moves to get $30 million compensation – Oppong Nkrumah

Graphic 04 Dec 2020
Meet the 4 persons invited by Martin Amidu to assist in investigations (PHOTOS). The government says its approach is not without precedence as in 2008 the United States, Switzerland and Kazakhstan established an NGO, the BOTA Foundation, to manage the return of over US$100 million ......

Observers' views on RCEP

China.dot.org 24 Nov 2020
[Photo/Xinhua] ... George N ... [Photo/Xinhua] ... Continuity and consistency matter in a world where predictability becomes a valuable, albeit rare, gift.A train loaded with exports from Japan and the Republic of Korea sets off from Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong Province in east China, for Almaty, Kazakhstan, on November 9. [Photo/Xinhua] ... ....

Tim Peake destroyed letters he wrote for sons in case something went wrong on space mission

Metro UK 02 Nov 2020
Advertisement. Advertisement ... Tim Peake waves after landing near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, on June 18, 2016 (Photo credit should read SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP via Getty Images). Tim had to be carried after landing back on Earth from space (Photo credit should read SHAMIL ZHUMATOV/AFP via Getty Images) ... ‘I came back safely and destroyed them. More ... ....