About Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is the world’s largest land lock country and 9th largest country in the world. Kazakhstan is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage. Being the ninth largest country in the world, Kazakhstan is wide to an extent that it encompasses 5 climate zones and has 2 time zones. Some of the major cities in Kazakhstan are: Almaty, Astana (Nur sultan), Karaganda, Shymkent, Taraz etc.

Nur sultan (former name-Astana) is the capital of Kazakhstan. Nursultan lies in the north-central part of the country, along the Ishim River, at the junction of the Trans-Kazakhstan and South Siberian railways. The capital Nur-Sultan has been transformed into a 21st-century showpiece with a profusion of bold futuristic architecture.

Some Facts

  • • Capital : Nursultan
  • • Currency : Kazakhstani tenge
  • • Poupulation : 18.55 million
  • • Official language : Kazakh, Russian

Geographical location

The country shares borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea.

Known for

Kazakhstan is famous for its population of wild horses. It's believed that man first tamed and rode horses here. It is believed that the humble apple originated in Kazakhstan, known to its native people as an Alma. Kazakhstan boasts the world’s largest chimney. The chimney of the GRES-2 Power Station in Ekibastuz is 419.7m tall