Kazakhstan is the largest of the states of the former Soviet Union apart from itself, and it dwarfs the other countries of . Kazakhstan is the richest country in the region due to its large oil and natural gas reserves and is also the largest in Central Asia.

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, known between 1998 and 2019 as Astana, is the capital city of Kazakhstan. Photo: Ken and Nyetta, CC BY 2.0.

is in the southeast of Kazakhstan. It is a population center for the country, home… Photo: Екатерина Борисова, CC BY-SA 4.0.

, formerly known as Alma-Ata and Verniy, is the largest city in Kazakhstan, with a population… Photo: Peter Hook, CC BY-SA 2.0.

The of Kazakhstan is a huge, sparsely populated region larger in area than , consisting of the endless steppe of the Aktobe and Karagandy provinces, as well as the western half of East Kazakhstan Province. Photo: likeablerodent, CC BY-SA 2.0.


The is comprised of the provinces of Kostanay, North Kazakhstan, Pavlodar, and Akmola. Photo: AlexanderAlUS, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is the southernmost region of Kazakhstan, spanning the vast Qyzylqum and Aral Karakum deserts. Photo: PetarM, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is the westernmost region of Kazakhstan. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a mountainous region in the extreme east of Kazakhstan. Photo: Dmottl, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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