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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Russia deepens footprint across Central Asia

Asiatimes 09 Dec 2019
Photo ... Vast Kazakhstan, with its huge Russian minority and a 7,500 km-long common border, is perhaps Russia’s closest ally in the Commonwealth of Independent States, or CIS ... Even so, Nazarbayev, just like BelarusAlexander Lukashenko, proved an unpredictable leader, making occasional moves against Kazakhstan’s “big brother.” ... Photo ... Photo....

India can produce 'magical moments' against higher-ranked Croatia in their next Davis Cup tie: Coach Zeeshan Ali

Yahoo Daily News 03 Dec 2019
Team India under the leadership of captain Rohit Rajpal and guidance of veteran Leander Paes thrashed Pakistan in their Davis Cup tie in Nur Sultan (Kazakhstan) to earn a spot in the 2020 Qualifiers ... My experience carries me through now but in the longevity for what's the best for the team I should not be playing past another year."View photos....

Syria Constitutional Talks End Without Consensus on Agenda: UN Envoy

The Algemeiner 29 Nov 2019
United Nations Special Envoy to Syria Geir Pedersen attends a session of the peace talks on Syria in Kazakhstan, April 26, 2019. Photo. Reuters / Mukhtar Kholdorbekov / File ... ....

Astana fight back to beat youthful Man United

Independent online (SA) 28 Nov 2019
NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan's Astana fought back to beat a youthful Manchester United side 2-1 at home on Thursday, earning their first points in the Europa League's Group L this season ... Astana and Manchester United in Astana, Kazakhstan on Thursday. Photo. AP Photo/Stas Filippov....

Leaked documents show how China locks up, brainwashes minorities

Detroit news 24 Nov 2019
(Photo ... (Photo ... (Photo ... (Photo ... Erzhan Qurban, an ethnic Kazakh who moved back to Kazakhstan, was grabbed by police on a trip back to China to see his mother and accused of committing crimes abroad ... But for the authorities, his time in Kazakhstan was reason enough for detention....

Asian U15 Championships: Indian Wrestlers Pick up 6 Gold on Day 2

Yahoo Daily News 23 Nov 2019
All the 3 girls gave dominating displays to stay undefeated in their respective categories.View photos ... More ... This has resulted in India leading the team rankings list with 125 points, followed by Kazakhstan with 120.View photos ... More ... Ankit Gulia defeated Korganov of Kazakhstan to win the gold medal in the 68kg category ... ... ....

Kazakhstan to Host Syria Talks on December 10-11

The Algemeiner 22 Nov 2019
Photo ... Kazakhstan will host a fresh round of Syria peace talks sponsored by Russia, ......

Davis Cup: Murray Wins in Return, Djokovic & Nadal Pick up Wins

Yahoo Daily News 21 Nov 2019
Andy Murray had been in a similar position before, struggling and needing a big comeback to pull off an important victory ... local time ... Murray acknowledged he is still struggling with his fitness.View photos ... More ... The result eliminated the Netherlands, which lost 2-1 to Kazakhstan on Tuesday. Spain CruisesView photos ... Djokovic Leads SerbiaView photos ... ... ....

New Silk Road money is paving the Old Silk Roads

Asiatimes 06 Nov 2019
Photo ... China and Kazakhstan conceived of the cross-border development of Khorgos as a transport-trade hub in 2011 ... Situated 350 km northeast of Almaty, Kazakhstan’s most populous city, Khorgos is neutral territory bestriding China’s Xinjiang region and Kazakhstan ... All this makes China Kazakhstan’s second-largest trading partner – behind Russia ... Photo....

Scotland new kit: Leaked images showing '1985 throwback strip' appear on social media as fans ...

Scotsman 06 Nov 2019
Images purporting to show the new Scotland home strip have been leaked on social media ahead of Steve Clarke's side's Euro 2020 double-header against Cyprus and Kazakhstan. An individual posted a photo of a navy blue shirt with white Adidas stripes on the shoulders ......

China ready to promote ties with Kazakhstan to new level: Premier Li

China 03 Nov 2019
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Saturday that China stands ready to promote China-Kazakhstan relations to a new level ... [Photo ... Noting that China-Kazakhstan relations have maintained a good momentum of development, Li said the two countries are highly complementary and have great potential for development....

Israel-Kazakhstan Relations Continue to Expand and Diversify Under New President

The Algemeiner 24 Oct 2019
Photo. Israeli Embassy in Kazakhstan via Twitter. JNS.org – Ties between Israel and Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic, continue to be strong and are expanding under new President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, according to Israeli ambassador Liat Wexelman ...Kazakhstan has a long ......

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