Kazakhstan

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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, is the capital city of Kazakhstan. Known between 1998 and 2019 as Astana and before that Akmola, it was renamed in March 2019, in honour of the departing Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. 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 Verny, 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.

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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.

Kazakhstan

Latitude of center
48° or 48° north
Longitude of center
68° or 68° east
Population
15,200,000
Elevation
381 metres (1250 feet)
Capital
Area
2,717,300 km² (1,049,155 miles²)
Currency
Tenge (KZT)
Phone code
7
Internet domain
.kz
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424311521
Geo­Names ID
1522867
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Ҟазахсҭан
  • Achinese: Kazakhstan
  • Adyghe: Казахстан
  • Afar: Qazaqstan
  • Afrikaans: Kasakstan
  • Akan: Kazakstan
  • Albanian: Kazakistan
  • Albanian: Kazakistani
  • Amharic: ካዛኪስታን
  • Amharic: ካዛክስታን
  • Arabic: Kasahistan
  • Arabic: كازاخستان
  • Aragonese: Cazaquistán
  • Aragonese: Kasajstán
  • Armenian: Ղազախստան
  • Armenian: Ղասախիստան
  • Arpitan: Cazacstan
  • Arpitan: Kazacstan
  • Assamese: কাজাখাস্তান
  • Asturian: Kazakhistán
  • Asturian: Kazakstán
  • Avaric: Хъазахъистан
  • Awadhi: कजाख्स्तान
  • Azerbaijani: Kazaxstan
  • Azerbaijani: Qazaxıstan
  • Balinese: Kazakhstan
  • Bambara: Kazakistaŋ
  • Banjar: Kazakhstan
  • Bashkir: Ҡаҙағстан
  • Basque: Kazakhstan
  • Bavarian: Kasachstan
  • Belarusian: Казахстан
  • Bengali: কাজাকস্থান
  • Bengali: কাজাখস্তান
  • Bengali: কাজাখাস্তান
  • Bhojpuri: कज़ाकिस्तान
  • Bishnupriya: কাজাখস্তান
  • Bislama: Kazakhstan
  • Bosnian: Kazahstan
  • Brahui: Kázaxistán
  • Breton: Kazac'hstan
  • Breton: Kazakstan
  • Buginese: Kazakhstan
  • Bulgarian: Казахстан
  • Bulgarian: Република Казахстан
  • Burmese: ကာဇက်စတန်
  • Burmese: ကာဇက်စတန်နိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Kazakhstan
  • Cebuano: Kasahistan
  • Cebuano: Kazakhstan
  • Cebuano: Khasakstan
  • Central Bikol: Kasahistan
  • Central Kurdish: کازاخستان
  • Chavacano: Kazajistán
  • Chechen: Кхазакхстан
  • Cherokee: ᎧᏌᎩᏍᏔᏂ
  • Cherokee: ᎧᏎᎧᏍᏕᏂ
  • Chinese: Hāsàkèsītǎn
  • Chinese: Kazakhstan
  • Chinese: 哈萨克斯坦/哈薩克
  • Chinese: 哈萨克斯坦
  • Chinese: 哈萨克斯坦共和国
  • Chinese: 哈薩克
  • Chinese: 哈薩克共和國
  • Chinese: 哈薩克斯坦
  • Chinese: 哈薩克斯坦共和國
  • Church Slavic: Каꙁахстанъ
  • Chuvash: Казахстан
  • Cornish: Pow Kasagh
  • Cornish: Pow Kazagh
  • Crimean Tatar: Qazahistan
  • Croatian: Kazahstan
  • Croatian: Kazakstan
  • Czech: Kazachstán
  • Danish: Kasakhstan
  • Danish: Republikken Kasakhstan
  • Dhivehi: ކަޒަކިސްތާން
  • Dimli (individual language): Qazaxıstan
  • Dotyali: कजाख्स्तान
  • Dutch: KAZ
  • Dutch: KZ
  • Dutch: Kazachstan
  • Dutch: Qazaqstan
  • Eastern Mari: Казахстан
  • Egyptian Arabic: كازاخستان
  • English: KAZ
  • English: Qazaqstan
  • English: Republic of Kazakhstan
  • English: kz
  • English: 🇰🇿
  • Erzya: Казахстан Мастор
  • Esperanto: Kazaĥio
  • Esperanto: Kazaĥstano
  • Esperanto: Kazaĥujo
  • Estonian: Kasahstan
  • Ewe: Kazakhstan
  • Ewe: Kazakstan nutome
  • Extremaduran: Cazastán
  • Faroese: Kasakstan
  • Fiji Hindi: Kazakhstan
  • Finnish: Kazakstan
  • Finnish: Kazakstanin tasavalta
  • French: KAZ
  • French: KZ
  • French: Kazakh.
  • French: Kazakhstan
  • French: Kazakstan
  • French: Qazaqstan
  • French: la République du Kazakhstan
  • Fulah: Kasakstaan
  • Gagauz: Kazahstan
  • Gagauz: Kazakistan
  • Galician: Casaquistán - Қазақстан
  • Galician: Casaquistán
  • Galician: Kazakhstan
  • Ganda: Kazakisitaani
  • Georgian: ყაზახეთი
  • German: Kasachstan
  • Goan Konkani: कझाकस्तान
  • Greek: Καζακστάν
  • Guarani: Kasahitã
  • Guarani: Kazajistán
  • Guianese Creole French: Kazakstan
  • Gujarati: કઝાકિસ્તાન
  • Haitian: Kazakstan
  • Hakka Chinese: Kazakhstan
  • Hausa: Kasakana
  • Hausa: Kazakhstan
  • Hausa: Kazakistan
  • Hausa: Kazakystan
  • Hawaiian: Kasakana
  • Hebrew: קזאחסטאן
  • Hebrew: קזחסטאן
  • Hebrew: קזחסטן
  • Hindi: कज़ाकस्तान
  • Hindi: कज़ाख़िस्तान
  • Hindi: कजाखस्तान
  • Hindi: कस़ाख़िस्तान
  • Hungarian: Kazah Köztársaság
  • Hungarian: Kazahsztán
  • Icelandic: Kasakstan
  • Ido: Kazakstan
  • Igbo: Kazakhstan
  • Iloko: Kazakhstan
  • Iloko: Kazakstan
  • Inari Sami: Kazakstan
  • Inari Sami: Kazakstan täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Kazakhstan
  • Indonesian: Kazakstan
  • Ingush: ГІазакхстане
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Kazakhstan
  • Interlingue: Kazakstan
  • Inuktitut: ᑲᓴᒃᖢᓇ ᓄᓇ
  • Irish: An Chasacstáin
  • Italian: Cazachistan
  • Italian: Cosacchia
  • Italian: Cosacchistan
  • Italian: Kazakhstan
  • Italian: Kazakistan
  • Jamaican Creole English: Kazaxtan
  • Japanese: カザフスタン
  • Japanese: カザフスタン共和国
  • Javanese: Kazakhstan
  • Kabardian: Къазахъстэн
  • Kabiyè: Kazakisitanɩ
  • Kalaallisut: Kasakhstani
  • Kalmyk: Хасгудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಕಜಾಕಸ್ಥಾನ್
  • Kannada: ಕಝಾಕಿಸ್ಥಾನ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Qazaqstan
  • Karachay-Balkar: Къазакъстан
  • Kashubian: Kazachstan
  • Kazakh: Qazaqstan
  • Kazakh: Qazaqstan Respūblīkasy
  • Kazakh: Қазақстан
  • Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасы '
  • Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасы
  • Khmer: កាសាក់ស្ថាន
  • Khmer: កាហ្សាក់ស្តាង់់
  • Kikuyu: Kazakistani
  • Kinyarwanda: Kazakisitani
  • Kirghiz: kz
  • Kirghiz: Казакстан
  • Kirghiz: Казакстан Республикасы
  • Komi-Permyak: Казахстан
  • Komi: Казахстан
  • Kongo: Kazakhstan
  • Korean: 카자흐
  • Korean: 카자흐스탄
  • Kurdish: Qazaxistan
  • Kurdish: Qezexistan
  • Kurdish: کازاخستان
  • Ladino: Kazakistan
  • Lao: Kazakhstan
  • Lao: ກາຊັກສະຖານ
  • Lao: ຄາຊັກສະຖານ
  • Lao: ຄາຊັດສະຖານ
  • Latgalian: Kazaheja
  • Latin: Casachia
  • Latin: Kazachstania
  • Latvian: Kazahstāna
  • Lezghian: Къазакъстан
  • Ligurian: Kazakistan
  • Limburgan: Kazachstan
  • Lingala: Kazakisitá
  • Lingala: Kazakstáni
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Cazacstan
  • Literary Chinese: 哈薩克
  • Lithuanian: Kazachija
  • Lithuanian: Kazachstanas
  • Livvi: Kazahstan
  • Lojban: kazaksTAN
  • Lombard: Kazakistan
  • Low German: Kasachstan
  • Low German: Kazakstan
  • Lower Sorbian: Kazachstan
  • Luba-Katanga: Kazakusita
  • Luxembourgish: Kasachstan
  • Macedo-Romanian: Kazahstan
  • Macedonian: Казахстан
  • Macedonian: Казаџстан
  • Maithili: कजाख्स्तान
  • Malagasy: Kazakhstan
  • Malagasy: Kazakstàna
  • Malay: Kazakhstan
  • Malayalam: കസാഖിസ്ഥാന്‍
  • Malayalam: കസാഖ്സ്ഥാൻ
  • Malayalam: ഖസാഖ്‌സ്ഥാൻ
  • Maltese: Każakistan
  • Maltese: Każakstan
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Każakistan
  • Manx: Yn Chassaghstaan
  • Maori: Katatānga
  • Marathi: कझाकस्तान
  • Mazanderani: قزاقئون
  • Mazanderani: قزاقستون
  • Min Dong Chinese: Kazakhstan
  • Min Nan Chinese: Kazakhstan
  • Minangkabau: Kazakhstan
  • Mingrelian: ყაზახეთი
  • Moksha: Казахстан
  • Mongolian: Казахстан
  • Moroccan Arabic: كازاخستان
  • Moroccan Arabic: كازاخيستان
  • Nauru: Kadaketan
  • Nauru: Kazakhstan
  • Navajo: Bilį́į́ʼ Ńdeiltihii Dineʼé Bikéyah
  • Nepali: कजाख्स्तान
  • Nepali: काजकिस्थान
  • Nepali: काजाकस्थान
  • Newari: कजाख्स्तान
  • North Ndebele: Kazakhstan
  • Northern Frisian: Kasachstaan
  • Northern Luri: قأزاقئستان
  • Northern Sami: Kasakstan
  • Northern Sami: Kasakstana dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Kasakstan dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Kazakstan
  • Northern Sami: Kazakstana dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Kazakstan dásseváldi
  • Northern Sami: Kazakstána
  • Norwegian: Kasakhstan
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Kasakhstan
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Kasakhstan
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kasakhstan
  • Novial: Kasakstan
  • Occitan (post 1500): Cazacstan
  • Official Aramaic (700-300 BCE): ܩܙܩܣܛܐܢ
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Casacstan
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Casahstan
  • Oriya: କାଜାକାସ୍ଥାନ୍
  • Oriya: କାଜାକିସ୍ତାନ
  • Oriya: କାଜାଖସ୍ତାନ
  • Oromo: Kaazaakistaan
  • Ossetian: Хъазахстан
  • Pali: कजाकस्थान
  • Pampanga: Kazakhstan
  • Pampanga: Kazastan
  • Pangasinan: Kazakstan
  • Panjabi: ਕਜ਼ਾਖ਼ਸਤਾਨ
  • Papiamento: Kazachstan
  • Papiamento: Kazakstan
  • Pedi: Kazakhstan
  • Pennsylvania German: Kazakhstan
  • Persian: قزاقستان
  • Picard: Kazakhstan
  • Piemontese: Kazakistan
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Kazakstaan
  • Polish: Kazachstan
  • Pontic: Καζακστάν
  • Portuguese: Casaquistão
  • Portuguese: Cazaquistao
  • Portuguese: Cazaquistão
  • Portuguese: Republica do Cazaquistao
  • Portuguese: República do Cazaquistão
  • Pushto: قزاقستان
  • Quechua: Qasaqsuyu
  • Romanian: Kazahstan
  • Romanian: Казахстан
  • Romansh: Kasachstan
  • Rundi: Kazakisitani
  • Russia Buriat: Казахстан
  • Russian: Казахстан
  • Russian: РК
  • Russian: Республика Казахстан
  • Rusyn: Казахстан
  • Sakizaya: Kazakhstan
  • Samoan: Kasakisitana
  • Samogitian: Kazakstans
  • Sango: Kazakisitäan
  • Sanskrit: कजाकस्थान
  • Santali: ᱠᱟᱡᱟᱠᱥᱛᱟᱱ
  • Sardinian: Kasakhstan
  • Sardinian: Kazachistàn
  • Saterfriesisch: Kasachstan
  • Scots: Kazakhstan
  • Scottish Gaelic: Casachstàn
  • Scottish Gaelic: Kazakhstan
  • Serbian: Kazahstan
  • Serbian: Казахстан
  • Serbian: Република Казахстан
  • Serbo-Croatian: Kazahstan
  • Shan: မိူင်းၵႃႇၸၢၵ်ႇသတၼ်ႇ
  • Shan: မိူင်းၵႃႇၸၢၵ်ႈသတၼ်ႇ
  • Shona: Kazakhstan
  • Sicilian: Kazakistan
  • Silesian: Kazachstůn
  • Sindhi: قازڪستان
  • Sindhi: قزاقستان
  • Sinhala: කසක්ස්තානය
  • Skolt Sami: Kazakstaan
  • Skolt Sami: Kazakstaan tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Kazachstan
  • Slovenian: Kazahstan
  • Somali: Kasaakhistaan
  • Somali: Kasakhstan
  • South Azerbaijani: قازاخیستان
  • South Azerbaijani: قازاقیستان
  • Spanish: Kazajastán
  • Spanish: Kazajistán
  • Spanish: Kazajstán
  • Spanish: Kazakstán
  • Spanish: Qazaqstan
  • Spanish: Republica de Kazajstán
  • Spanish: República de Kazajistán
  • Sranan Tongo: Kazachstan
  • Sundanese: Kazakstan
  • Sundanese: Kazastan
  • Swahili: Kazakhstan
  • Swahili: Kazakistani
  • Swati: IKhazakhi
  • Swedish: Kazakhstan
  • Swedish: Kazakstan
  • Swedish: Qazaqstan
  • Swedish: Republiken Kazakstan
  • Swiss German: Kasachstan
  • Tagalog: Kazakhstan
  • Tajik: Қазоқистон
  • Tamil: கசக்கஸ்தான்
  • Tamil: கசக்குத்தான்
  • Tamil: கசக்ஸ்தான்
  • Tamil: கஜக்ஸ்தான்
  • Tamil: கஸகஸ்தான்
  • Tamil: கஸக்ஸ்தான்
  • Tatar: Qazaqstan
  • Tatar: Qazaqstan Cömhüriäte
  • Tatar: Qazaqstan Respublikası
  • Tatar: Казакъстан
  • Tatar: Казакъстан Республикасы
  • Tatar: Казакъстан Җөмһүрияте
  • Telugu: కజకస్తాన్
  • Telugu: కజకిస్తాన్
  • Telugu: కజాఖస్తాన్
  • Tetum: Kazakistaun
  • Thai: คาซัคสถาน
  • Thai: ประเทศคาซัคสถาน
  • Tibetan: ཀཛ་ཀིསུ་གཏན།
  • Tibetan: ཁ་ཛཱག་སྟཱན།
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Kasakiteni
  • Tosk Albanian: Kasachstan
  • Tsonga: Kazakhstan
  • Tulu: ಕಜಾಕಸ್ತಾನ್
  • Tumbuka: Kazakhstan
  • Tunisian Arabic: كازاخستان
  • Turkish: Kazakistan
  • Turkmen: Gazagystan
  • Tuvinian: Казахстан
  • Udmurt: Казахстан
  • Uighur: قازاقسىتان
  • Uighur: قازاقىستان
  • Ukrainian: Казахстан
  • Upper Sorbian: Kazachstan
  • Urdu: قازقستان
  • Urdu: قزاخستان
  • Uzbek: Qozogʻiston
  • Venetian: Kazakistan
  • Veps: Kazahstan
  • Vietnamese: Ca-dắc-xtan
  • Vietnamese: Cadắcxtan
  • Vietnamese: Cộng hoà Kazakhstan
  • Vietnamese: Ka-dắc-xtan (Kazakhstan)
  • Vietnamese: Ka-dắc-xtan
  • Vietnamese: Kazakhstan
  • Vietnamese: kz
  • Vlaams: Kazachstan
  • Volapük: Kasakistän
  • Volapük: Kazakistän
  • Võro: Kasastan
  • Walloon: Cazaxhistan
  • Waray (Philippines): Kasahistan
  • Welsh: Casachstan
  • Welsh: Kazakhstan
  • Welsh: Kazakstan
  • Western Armenian: Ղասախիստան
  • Western Balochi: کزاکیستان
  • Western Frisian: Kazachstan
  • Western Frisian: Kazakstan
  • Western Panjabi: قازقستان
  • Wolof: Kasakistaan
  • Wu Chinese: 哈萨克斯坦
  • Yakut: Казахстаан
  • Yiddish: קאַזאַקסטאַן
  • Yiddish: קאזאכסטאן
  • Yoruba: Kàsàkstán
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Kaṣaṣatani
  • Yue Chinese: 哈薩克
  • Zeeuws: Kazachstan
  • Zhuang: Hahsazgwswhdanj
  • Zhuang: Hahsazgwzswhdanj
  • Zulu: i-Kazakhstan
  • Cazactlālpan
  • Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic
  • Kazakhskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika
  • Respublika Kazakhstan
  • ГӀазакхстане

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