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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Messi era: For Barcelona, it worked brilliantly until it stopped working

The Times of India 23 Oct 2021
FC BarcelonaMessi. Barcelona. When you’re No 1, you become lazy, you stop trying to learn from others. Meanwhile, all the other clubs are copying you and in the end you find you’re being overtaken. And then there’s the money ... One could imagine Kazakhstan, Tajikistan doing something like this ... I could imagine a small expansion of that ... Manchester ... at all ... ....

BRI celebrates 8 years of global benefits

China Daily 14 Oct 2021
When President Xi Jinping proposed the creation of a new "Silk Road Economic Belt" for Central Asia during a visit to Kazakhstan in September 2013, few could have imagined how large this initiative would become ... The numbers tell their own story ... In fact, the BRI has emerged as the world's largest infrastructure project ... The Global Education Network ... ....

EDITORIAL: The would-be bank boss who hates banks

Las Vegas Review-Journal 09 Oct 2021
(Getty Images). President Joe Biden’s capitulation to the far left has become clear in recent weeks ... banks ... Ms. Omarova, who grew up in what is now Kazakhstan, apparently has a special affection for the Soviet Union. “Until I came to the U.S., I couldn’t imagine that things like gender pay gap still existed in today’s world ... Ms ... ....

Kazakhstan to Goodrich—a cultural exchange

The Citizen 07 Oct 2021
From Kazakhstan on the eastern boarder of China and Russia through nine time zones, 6,000 miles and a host of cultural differences Dana Akhmeden arrived in Goodrich ... Dana is a resident of Uralsk, a city of about 250,000 in northwestern Kazakhstan, near the Ural and Chagan rivers close to the Russian border....

Gold of the Great Steppe review – breathtaking exhibition reveals lives of history’s ‘barbarians’

The Observer 23 Sep 2021
A young archer was buried around 2,700 years ago in the foothills of the Tarbagatay mountains of eastern Kazakhstan ... Home of the SakaKazakhstan’s Eleke Sazy valley ... Far from just robbing the “civilised”, the Saka-Scythian riders of east Kazakhstan created intensely imagined and delicately wrought art of glowing gold....

Tokyo 2020 Paralympics briefing: Ukraine and GB swim to glory

The Observer 29 Aug 2021
There’s no way you can possibly imagine how good it’s going to feel – and it was really a good feeling.” ... At Euro 2008, organisers displayed the lyrics for the Nazi-era version of the German national anthem, and at an Arab Shooting Championships ceremony in 2012, they played the fake version of the Kazakhstan national anthem from the Borat movies....

Old Ryazan Treasure Hoard: Memories Of Mongol Sackings in Russia

Ancient Origins 17 Aug 2021
... a major commercial empire covering the southeastern section of modern European Russia, southern Ukraine, Crimea and Kazakhstan. One can only imagine what will be learned about Isad treasure in the weeks to come, and what new historical narratives might emerge from the discovery....

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Virendra Sehwag, netizens slam Kazakhstan's Nurislam for brutally biting Ravi Dahiya during bout

DNA India 05 Aug 2021
The wrestler had defeated Kazakhstan's Nurislam Sanayev in the semifinal.  ... Ravi was seen trying to pin down Sanayev, but the Kazakhstan wrestler bit him on the arm. The video of the same has seen gone viral. WATCH. ... Can you imagine that Kazakhstan Nuislam Sanayev bite Ravi Kumar while loosing against sportsman spirits ... Watch this pic. ... ....

Toor de force: Tajinderpal books Tokyo slot

Indian Express 22 Jun 2021
Starting this season with 20.58m during the Federation Cup in March, he’d suffer a setback in April when he was denied a visa to compete in Iran and later Kazakhstan, due to Covid related travel restrictions. “While I would imagine about qualifying and competing at Tokyo last year, I spent the same time sitting at home....

Pandemic’s Dire Global Impact on Education

Human Rights Watch 17 May 2021
“It is very hard for him to see sign language via phone… Imagine watching it on the phone…[and imagine also the phone screen divided into seven.”. In Kazakhstan, a 16-year-old boy said that his school wanted to hold classes on Zoom, but the internet was not capable of supporting it....

“Years Don’t Wait for Them”: Increased Inequalities in Children’s Right to Education Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Reliefweb 17 May 2021
“It is very hard for him to see sign language via phone… Imagine watching it on the phone…[and imagine also the phone screen divided into seven.”. In Kazakhstan, a 16-year-old boy said that his school wanted to hold classes on Zoom, but the internet was not capable of supporting it....

The death of a former Guantanamo prisoner exposes how the US controls the life and ...

Business Insider 03 Apr 2021
On December 30, 2014 five Guantanamo prisoners were released to Kazakhstan. You might imagine that ringing in the new year far away from Guantanamo Bay Prison - and in a country that would become their home - would be cause for celebration ... That was just the beginning of Lutfi bin Ali's ordeal in Kazakhstan....

The scent of popcorn, the silver screen: LA's movie theater fans finally get their fix

Tyler Morning Telegraph 22 Mar 2021
In what seemed like an instant, his IMAX-sized dreams had been reduced to a smartphone-sized reality, and that felt like too much to bear for the immigrant from Kazakhstan ... Faris had fallen in love with American movies, especially the comic book blockbusters, before he started grade school in the suburbs of Kazakhstan's biggest city, Almaty....

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