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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Jitender Kumar wins silver, seals spot in Olympic wrestling qualifier

Yahoo Daily News 23 Feb 2020
Jitender Kumar fell to Kazakhstan's Daniyar Kaisanov in the final of the 74kg category. (Express Photo). For close to four months, Jitender Kumar toiled for hours on the wrestling mat to improve his attacking game ... Another cagey display in the final saw him lose to Kazakhstan's Daniyar Kaisanov 3-1. The defeat, however, will not bother him ... ....

Photo review: Soviet propaganda, tamed with time

EurasiaNet 21 Feb 2020
For the photos of the Soviet Information Bureau, not bad ... The photos shown here are among very few of the region available from these years – part of a much larger collection recently digitized by Harvard’s Fung Library and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies ... Photo by I ... Photo ... Photo by M ... Photo ... Photo by M ... Photo by N ... Photo by M ... Photo....

At Asian Championships, a chance for Indian wrestlers to change the status quo

Yahoo Daily News 17 Feb 2020
Bajrang Punia will face his arch-rival Takuto Otoguro of Japan and Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov. (AP/File Photo) ... Deepak, after a poor show at Rome Ranking Series, will be keen to make amends while Bajrang will face his arch-rival Takuto Otoguro of Japan and Kazakhstan’s Daulet Niyazbekov....

Watch: Astronaut reunited with dog after year in space

Detroit news 14 Feb 2020
Astronaut Christina Koch (Photo ... in Kazakhstan. A day before returning, she shared a photo from the Space Station saying she'll miss "the exquisite beauty" of planet Earth from above ... astronaut Luca Parmitano, landed their Soyuz MS-13 capsule in a remote area in Kazakhstan ... (Photo....

Record-setting astronaut and N.C. State grad Christina Koch feels good after near year in space

Winston-Salem Journal 13 Feb 2020
She hit the beach with her husband, Bob, and their dog, a rescue pup named LBD for Little Brown Dog, just three days after her landing in Kazakhstan ... (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP) Sergei Ilnitsky ... astronaut Christina Koch reacts shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-13 space capsule in Kazakhstan on Thursday ... Koch space photo (copy)....

NASA's record-setting astronaut Christina Koch, crewmates safely back from space

Winston-Salem Journal 06 Feb 2020
MOSCOW (AP) — NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent nearly 11 months in orbit on the longest spaceflight by a woman, landed safely in Kazakhstan on Thursday along with two of her International Space Station crewmates ... In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, U.S ... (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool) AP FILE....

NASA astronaut Christina Koch lands safely in Kazakhstan after 328 days in space

The Post-Standard 06 Feb 2020
FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, U.S. astronaut Christina Koch, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks with her relatives through a safety glass prior the launch of Soyuz MS-12 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)AP....

Michigan native returns to Earth after 11 months in space

Detroit news 06 Feb 2020
NASA astronaut Christina Koch is helped out of the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft Thursday just minutes after she, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, landed their Soyuz MS-13 capsule in a remote area in Kazakhstan ... (Photo. NASA/Bill Ingalls). The three made a safe, parachute-assisted landing at 4.12 a.m. in Kazakhstan....

Pompeo, in Kazakhstan, warns of China’s growing reach

Politico 02 Feb 2020
Foreign Policy Pompeo, in Kazakhstan, warns of China’s growing reach ... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds a news conference in Kazakhstan on Sunday ... Kevin Lamarque/Pool Photo via AP ... “The protection of basic human rights defines the soul of a nation,” he said, thanking Kazakhstan for taking in those fleeing persecution....

China’s virus storm over Central Asia

EurasiaNet 28 Jan 2020
Officials in Kazakhstan have been hyperactive in their attention to the virus ... Factcheck.kz, the Kazakh branch of a network of donor-funded fact-checking websites, reported a slew of online misinformation citing the photos as evidence that Kazakhstan had joined the dozen or so countries to which the virus has spread....

Western journalism grad's travels take her in Memphis, with NBA's Grizzlies

Canada Dot Com 21 Jan 2020
Since graduating from Western in 2014, the Brampton native has covered five World University Games, Toronto Pan Am Games and the North American Indigenous Games in Spain, Kazakhstan, Taiwan and most recently in Siberia. (Submitted photo)....

Global air crash deaths fall by more than half in 2019

Detroit news 02 Jan 2020
... on takeoff in Kazakhstan, killing 12 people ... In this handout photo provided by the Emergency Situations Ministry of the Republic of Kazakhstan, police and rescuers work on the side of a plane crash near Almaty International Airport, outside Almaty, Kazakhstan, Friday, Dec ... (Photo....

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