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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Foreign guests at Republic Day: Change this tradition PM ModiFor the third time in three ...

Deccan Herald 24 Jan 2022
Though India never formally announced it, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had for the past several months been toiling to get the presidents of the Central Asian republics — Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan — to visit as chief guests on Republic Day ... Kazakhstan....

Donald Kirk: Putin's foray into Kazakhstan revives memories of Soviet empire

Waco Tribune-Herald 22 Jan 2022
Putin may not want to risk conflict with NATO, but he’s quickly sent his forces into Kazakhstan without the slightest opposition ... In effect, Kazakhstan is a Russian protectorate, not yet ruled or governed by Russia but under Russia’s protection ... It is hard to imagine the people of Kazakhstan welcoming the Russians....

Fugitive Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Says Did Not Finance Recent Protests in Kazakhstan

Urdu Point 17 Jan 2022
PARIS (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th January, 2022) Mukhtar Ablyazov, a former Kazakh banker who has fled to France, said in an interview with Sputnik that he had not financed the recent mass protests in Kazakhstan ... "Imagine that someone walks ......

Is A Battle For Power Raging Within Kazakhstan's Government?

Beijing News 09 Jan 2022
How such a large number of "terrorists" could have been present in Kazakhstan -- seemingly without attracting any notice from security services that have proved so efficient at thwarting the efforts of the small opposition groups active in Kazakhstan -- is very difficult to imagine....

Kazakhstan: Notes from a protest

EurasiaNet 06 Jan 2022
As I write these words, my friends have informed me that the city hall in Almaty, the largest city in Kazakhstan, has been seized by protesters ... They also cried “Oyan Qazaq!” (Kazakh wake up) and “Forward Kazakhstan!” ... I’ve been covering politics in Kazakhstan for a while now, and I had imagined that the police would make quick work of the crowd ... ....