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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The Spokesman-Review 20 Jul 2024
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Kenges Rakishev, one of the richest men in Kazakhstan, stepped off a private jet at a Soviet-era airport and hopped into the lead car of a convoy of sport utility vehicles. The cars tore down a two-lane road, zipping past the snow-covered steppe in eastern Kazakhstan at 90 mph ... But Kazakhstan had potential....

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Park Record 19 Jul 2024
Parkite Nick Page is coming off a career-best season. The mogulist finished sixth in the FIS World Cup moguls standings, sixth in the Cup dual moguls standings and fifth overall ... championships March 24 ... Page has been a U.S ... Parkite Nick Page flying through the air in Almaty, Kazakhstan at a March World Cup.File photo courtesy of FIS....

Xinhua Headlines: Why global observers see Xi as a visionary leader committed to reform

Xinhua 17 Jul 2024
... Sea port via video link, bolstering Kazakhstan's efforts to improve its connectivity.Passengers pose for photos with a high-speed electrical multiple unit (EMU) train of the Jakarta-Bandung high-speed railway on the platform of Halim Station in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 17, 2024....

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The Daily Mail 17 Jul 2024
The smiling woman, wearing denim shorts and a black t-shirt, also stood in front of the sculpture while grinding her read to it while her friend snapped photos ... The smiling woman, wearing denim shorts and a black t-shirt, also stood in front of the sculpture while grinding her read to it while her friend snapped photos....

Azerbaijani Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan (PHOTO)

MENA FN 16 Jul 2024
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 16. At the invitation of Colonel General Ruslan Zhaksylykov, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Colonel General Zakir ... ....

Dulata port in NW China's Xinjiang witnesses cross-border travel boom

Xinhua 16 Jul 2024
The Dulata port bordering Kazakhstan has witnessed a boom in cross-border travel since the beginning of July ... A drone photo taken on July 15, 2024 shows an international bus heading to Kazakhstan at the Dulata port in Qapqal Xibe Autonomous County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region....

NATO: Its new formidable opponent is emerging and it is called SCO

Philenews 13 Jul 2024
The latest manifestation of this shift occurred during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, held on July 3-4 in Astana, Kazakhstan (main article photo from the Russian Embassy in India) ... established by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan in 1996....

Why Xi's works a key to decoding modern China and its global vision

Beijing News 13 Jul 2024
... between all peoples while joining in the economic progress of each and every one," he added.© Provided by Xinhua A drone photo taken on June 26, 2024 shows a view of the China-Kazakhstan (Lianyungang) Logistics Cooperation Base in Lianyungang, east China's Jiangsu Province....

Jasmine Paolini wins Wimbledon's longest women's semifinal, faces Barbora Krejcikova next

The Day 12 Jul 2024
“Now I’m going to the ice bath,” Paolini said, “because my legs are a little bit tired.” Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic reacts during her semifinal match against Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan at the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Thursday, July 11, 2024. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) ... (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)....

Lorenzo Musetti reaches his first Grand Slam semifinal at Wimbledon

The Day 11 Jul 2024
Kazakhstan’s Rybakina ended her win with her seventh ace and improved to 19-2 at Wimbledon in four appearances ... (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) ... (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) ... (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) ... (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) ... (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy) ... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) ... (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) ... (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)....

Rare 2,000-year-old weapon linked to warrior people found in Kazakhstan, photos show

Fresno Bee 09 Jul 2024
It has a groove for blood drainage, officials said ... ....

China, Kazakhstan make solid progress in economic, trade cooperation

Antara News 09 Jul 2024
Kazakhstan is the place where China first proposed the initiative of jointly building the Belt and Road ... China and Kazakhstan are bound together by mountains and rivers ... Photo shows the Shymkent Oil Refinery in Kazakhstan, a key energy cooperation project between China and Kazakhstan under the Belt and Road Initiative....

Xi's vision can boost global development

ECNS 09 Jul 2024
President Xi Jinping delivers a speech during the 24th Meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Astana, Kazakhstan, July 4. (Photo/Xinhua... Organization in the Kazakh capital Astana and paid state visits to Kazakhstan and Tajikistan....

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