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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Turkmenistan: Birthday boy blows off Putin

EurasiaNet 23 Jun 2020
This was all obviously known even prior to last week, so one can only imagine the Turkmen leader has been rattled by the news that Kazakhstan’s former president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, came down with the virus – news that emerged on June 18, one day before the call to Putin....

'America's Got Talent': 8 Memorable Auditions From Night 3 of Season 15 (VIDEO)

Cadillac News 10 Jun 2020
Musicians once again dominated in the third night of auditions of America's Got Talent Season 15 ... And for one, it resulted in the coveted Golden Buzzer, a ticket straight to the live shows ... Resound.  ... The 13 year old from Kazakhstan admitted she couldn't "imagine [her] life without singing," but she was nervous about Cowell because he seemed "strict."...

China’s Silk Road diplomacy in Kazakhstan

Asiatimes 05 Jun 2020
China’s public diplomacy in Kazakhstan ... China has long since replaced Russia as the No 1 trading partner of Kazakhstan and the other Central Asian states ... Kazakhstan’s response to BRI ... For China, implementing the BRI’s goals may have been imaginable without Kazakhstan’s participation but only at considerably higher costs, risks and detours....

She sent 23andMe her DNA. They told her she's intersex

Newsday 08 Nov 2019
Dawn Covino was eager to use the genetic testing service 23andMe to find out more about her family history and that of her twin son and daughter she adopted from Kazakhstan in 2007 ... she ever imagined....

A nation stands in awe as Hazzaa becomes first Emirati in space

Gulf News 25 Sep 2019
Yesterday evening, when the rocket lifted from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5.57pm UAE time, Hazzaa was cramped into the tightly-packed Soyuz rocketimagine a very small car with no windows — sat to the right of Russian commander Oleg Skripochka and Nasa astronaut Jessica Meir....

On his Worlds debut, Ravi Dahiya destroys reputations to bag Tokyo quota

Yahoo Daily News 20 Sep 2019
That India would win an Olympic quota at the World Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Thursday was a given. But few would have imagined that Ravi Dahiya, the 20-year-old 57kg freestyle wrestler who was making his debut at this stage, would get there before Bajrang ......

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Indian Express 20 Sep 2019
That India would win an Olympic quota at the World Wrestling Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Thursday was a given. But few would have imagined that Ravi Dahiya, the 20-year-old 57kg freestyle wrestler who was making his debut at this stage, would get there before Bajrang ......

Kazakhstan: Crossing the bridge between past and future

Pravda RU 02 Sep 2019
Kazakhstan. Crossing the bridge between past and future When I visited Kazakhstan in 2017 I had some expectations about what I would see in this country and how they adapted after the Soviet Union. I would imagine a country still much linked to its old traditions and still in a ......

Star-Crossed Lovers? Kazakhs Unearth Iron-Age Couple Tete-A-Tete

Radio Free Europe 06 Aug 2019
But the question of the fate of a young pair buried in a face-to-face embrace more than 3,000 years ago has captured the imagination of archaeologists and the public since they emerged recently from a bountiful excavation site in central Kazakhstan....

Our Opinion: Something pushes us forward

News-Press Now 20 Jul 2019
Americans must have felt they were waking up to a new world on July 21, 1969 ... Then again, a Russian in 1969 wouldn’t have imagined that the rocket would lift off from the independent country of Kazakhstan. The U.S. hasn’t stood still since the last Apollo mission in 1972 ... Space is hard, as John F. Kennedy said ... See More Local Videos. 1.10. VIDEO ... 0.57 ... 1.07....

Extreme Snooping

Asbarez 22 Jun 2019
BY GAREN YEGPARIAN ... the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh, and even Turkey ... sanctions against Iran ... government ... Huawei, it seems, was bragging on its website about having installed its technology in 230 cities for 90 governments in countries such as Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Malta, Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine. Imagine if all these pieces get put together ... ....

This Designer From Siberia Makes Handcrafted Eyeglasses for the Stars

New York Observer 09 Apr 2019
A hilly, residential Staten Island neighborhood is where Max Shustovskiy, an immigrant from Siberia, designs and handcrafts eyeglasses ... He shares the home with his wife, Gala, a dog and a cat ... Subscribe to Observer’s Business Newsletter ... We could not have even imagined this would happen ... It’s close to the Kazakhstan border, relatively speaking ... No ... ....

Ken Early: Republican slogans strangely back in vogue in the sporting realm

The Irish Times 23 Mar 2019
Just imagine, Mick said, imagine you moved to England, and you met a nice girl, and together you had a son, and he turned out to be a particularly good footballer ... Gibraltar is a good game to begin with, assuming Ireland avoid the kind of meltdown Scotland suffered in Kazakhstan....

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