Central Asia consists of Asia east of the Caspian Sea. The region has no exact boundaries, but is usually considered to include the former Soviet republics, as well as Afghanistan; also known as "the -stans".
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Kabul has been the capital of Afghanistan since about 1776. The city has been badly damaged during the various 1979–2001 wars, particularly its western parts.
Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country and, as the world's ninth biggest country by area, is the largest of the former states of the former Soviet Union apart from Russia itself.
Kyrgyzstan (Кыргызстан, formally the Kyrgyz Republic is a Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions.
Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia with a population of about 5 million, and an area around half a million km, or almost the size of Spain.
- Location: Asia
- Latitude of center: 45° 24' (45.4°) north
- Longitude of center: 67° 36' (67.6°) east
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