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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'Very nice': Kazakhstan adopts Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat catchphrase

The National 27 Oct 2020
Tourism officials in Kazakhstan have adopted the catchphrase made famous by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as the country's new official tourism slogan ... "Kazakhstan? Very nice! It's a place you may have heard of, that's nicer than you ever imagined," states the introduction to the video on the Kazakhstan tourism YouTube page....

Kazakhstan Has Adopted Borat's 'Very Nice' Catchphrase as a Tourist Slogan

Vice 27 Oct 2020
In both the original Borat film and its sequel (out this week), Kazakhstan is hardly portrayed in flattering terms ... Borat and Kazakhstan are now so inextricably linked in the popular imagination that it makes sense to tackle the connection head-on ... The reaction to the first Borat from the Kazakhstan state was nowhere near as welcoming....

David Walliams and Little Mix star Perrie Edwards pranked into auditioning for fake Borat movie

Metro UK 27 Oct 2020
David Walliams and Little Mix star Perrie Edwards appear to have been pranked into auditioning for a fake Borat sequel ... Advertisement. Advertisement ... Of course David Walliams nailed his (fake) audition (Picture ... ‘But also you get to see and enjoy some world-class acting from David Walliams and imagine him in that role as the ambassador of Kazakhstan.’....

Does The World Really Need A New Borat Film?

Huffington Post 23 Oct 2020
Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan as October 23rd 2020 ... He agrees that sensibilities have changed, “but not to the extent that Borat will cause tremendous offence,” he says, although he imagines the jokes about Kazakhstan will be toned down....

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Brings Back Borat, With His Daughter in Tow

Vanity Fair 21 Oct 2020
The country seems to be singled out for its obscurity; the average American does not know where either Kazakhstan or Romania is, making Borat a generalized foreign caricature—a misogynist, anti-Semitic, unwashed third-worlder, the fulfillment of every imagined stereotype. This is a pity for Kazakhstan, which then and now is subject to slander....

'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' review: A parody on par with the original

Toronto Sun 21 Oct 2020
As for the cage, well, that’s just one of many ways the movie imagines the kind of casual chauvinism practiced in “Kazakhstan.” Both Borat and Tutar regularly consult a state-sanctioned parenting binder for guidance on how to be good citizens, and while the instructions contained ......

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 ......

Best 5 Sports News Headlines Today, September 20, 2019: Rishabh Pant’s back up to Ronaldo’s ...

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 ......