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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People check in and out of Horgos Int'l Border Cooperation Center

Xinhua 21 Apr 2024
Travelers from Kazakhstan enter the Horgos ... Foreign travelers view the cars on display at the Horgos International Border Cooperation Center on the China-Kazakhstan border in Horgos, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 19, 2024....

More than 111,000 evacuated in Kazakhstan floods

Gulf Today 15 Apr 2024
A cat walks on the roof of flooded house in a residential area in Petropavl, Kazakhstan, on Saturday ... Cars move through a flooded part of a road in the city of Petropavl in Kazakhstan on Sunday ... A view of a temporary housing for those evacuated from flood-hit areas of city of Petropavl in Kazakhstan....

Mass evacuations as floods in Russia’s Kurgan region set to peak

Al Jazeera 15 Apr 2024
Authorities in Russia are warning people to evacuate affected areas as Russia’s Kurgan and Tyumen regions and swaths of northern Kazakhstan are flooded ... Cars move through a flooded part of a road in a city in northern Kazakhstan close to the border with Russia [File ... In Kazakhstan, ......

Thousands evacuated from flood-hit Russian city

Dawn 14 Apr 2024
Fast-rising temperatures have melted snow and ice, and along with heavy rain have caused a number of major rivers that cross Russia and Kazakhstan to overflow this month ... 220,000 affected in Kazakhstan. A drone view shows cars driving along a partially flooded road in Petropavl, Kazakhstan on April 13....

Russia, China to work on ‘double counteracting’ US-led alliance

The Spokesman-Review 09 Apr 2024
U.S ... Two-way trade hit a record $240 billion last year, driven by Chinese imports of Russian oil and exports of cars and electronics. Putin and Xi are set to meet at a regional summit in Kazakhstan in June and in October at a leaders’ meeting of the BRICS emerging economies’ bloc, Lavrov said ... ....

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