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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Russia is preventing migrant workers from leaving the country as authorities consider more military call-ups, ...

Business Insider 30 Jan 2023
Cars lining up to cross the border from Russia into Kazakhstan in September 2022. AP Photo Russia is keeping dual-citizen migrant workers from leaving the country, UK military intel says ... The report said that one man in his 50s was trying to cross into Kazakhstan but was told by ......
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Sabalenka defeats Rybakina for Australian Open women’s title

Daily Breeze 28 Jan 2023
(Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images). Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus plays a forehand to Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in the women’s singles final during the women’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan ... (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake) ... (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)....
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Aryna Sabalenka wins 1st Grand Slam title at Australian Open

WPTV 28 Jan 2023
(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus reacts after winning a point against Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan ... (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan ......
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Game Day: Is there hope for Arte Moreno’s Angels?

Daily Breeze 24 Jan 2023
Editor’s note. This is the Tuesday, January 24, edition of the “Game Day with Kevin Modesti” newsletter ... Ball kids and officials dry the court after rain fell during the quarterfinal singles match between Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia and Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan at the Australian Open in Melbourne. Photo is by Lintao Zhang for Getty Images ... ....
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A year after Kazakhstan's deadly riots, questions persist

Citizen Tribune 21 Jan 2023
Wisps of fog hung over central Almaty, Kazakhstan, last month as President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev somberly unveiled a monument to those killed a year ago in the worst unrest in the Central Asian nation's three decades of independence ... 2 in western Kazakhstan’s oil-producing region over an increase in state-controlled gas prices as 2022 dawned....
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A year after Kazakhstan’s deadly riots, questions persist

Metro USA 20 Jan 2023
Wisps of fog hung over central Almaty, Kazakhstan, last month as President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev somberly unveiled a monument to those killed a year ago in the worst unrest in the Central Asian nation’s three decades of independence ... 2 in western Kazakhstan’s oil-producing region over an increase in state-controlled gas prices as 2022 dawned....
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‘Israel is a Time-Tested and Reliable Strategic Partner for Azerbaijan’

The Algemeiner 19 Jan 2023
Israeli and Kazakh flags together. Relations between the two nations—one Jewish and one Muslim—have continued to grow under the new President of Kazakhistan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. Photo. Israeli Embassy in Kazakhstan via Twitter ... Israel has operated an embassy in Baku since 1993, the year after relations were established between the two countries ... 0 ... ....

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