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Kazakhstan is a transcontinental country that can be found in Central Asia. It is considered to be the largest landlocked country in the world, as well as the ninth-largest country in the world.
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Key Facts & Information
- Kazakhstan is formally known as the Republic of Kazakhstan and is also spelled “Kazakstan”.
- Kazakhstan is bordered by Russia to the north and northwest; China to the east; Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, the Aral Sea, and Turkmenistan to the south; and the Caspian Sea to the southwest.
- Kazakhstan is the largest country in Central Asia.
- Kazakhstan’s capital is Nursultan, which was formerly known as Astana, Aqmola, and Tselinograd.
- Kazakhstan was formerly part of the Republic of the U.S.S.R, but it declared its independence on December 16, 1991.
- Kazakhstan is also known for its vast mineral resources.
- Kazakhstan’s territory extends across both sides of the Ural River.
- This country is landlocked. It is one of only two countries that have territory on two continents, the other one being Azerbaijan.
- Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources, and it is also known for having the largest and strongest performing economy in Central Asia.
- Kazakhstan’s major exports include agricultural goods, raw materials, manufactured products, and chemical products.
- Minerals that can be found in Kazakhstan include copper, lead, zinc, silver, tungsten, tin, chromite, nickel, cobalt, titanium, manganese, antimony, vanadium, gold, and iron.
- Kazakhstan’s agricultural economy accounts for around one-fifth of the country’s labor force.
- Kazakhstan’s agricultural products include cereal crops, potatoes, vegetables, and fruits such as melons, sugar beets, and rice.
- Kazakhstan is home to 10 natural reserves and 10 national parks that provide a safe home for lots of species of rare and endangered plants and animals.
- Common plants in Kazakhstan include Astragalus, Gagea, Allium, Carex, and Oxytropis.
- Endangered plants that can be found in Kazakhstan include native wild apples (Malus sieversii), wild grapes (Vitis vinifera), several wild tulip species (e.g. Tulipa greigii), and rare onion species Allium karataviense.
- There are more than 6,000 species of vascular plants, around 5,000 species of mushrooms, around 500 species of lichen, and more than 2,000 species of seaweed that can be found in Kazakhstan.
- Common animals that can be found in Kazakhstan include the wolf, red fox, corsac fox, moose, argali (the largest species of sheep), Eurasian lynx, Pallas’s cat, and snow leopards.
- Kazakhstan offers a permanent visa-free stay for up to 90 days to tourists from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, and Ukraine.
- Kazakhstan also offers a visa-free stay for up to 30 days to tourists from Argentina, Azerbaijan, Serbia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
- In 2017, Kazakhstan ranked 43rd in the world in terms of tourist arrivals.
- The five (5) largest ethnic groups that can be found in Kazakhstan are the Kazakhs, Russians, Uzbeks, Ukrainians, and Germans.
- Kazakhstan is officially recognized as a bilingual country, as they consider Kazakh to be the “state” language, while Russian is the “official” language.
- The largest religion in Kazakhstan is Islam, which is closely followed by Orthodox Christian.
- Education in Kazakhstan is universal and mandatory until secondary level, and the literacy rate of adults in the country is around 99.5%.
- The Kazakh literature is described as “the body of literature, both oral and written, produced in the Kazakh language by the Kazakh people of Central Asia”.
- The country is home to the Kazakh State Kurmangazy Orchestra of Folk Instruments, the Kazakh State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kazakh National Opera, and the Kazakh State Chamber Orchestra.
- The country is home to three (3) cultural and natural heritages that are part of the UNESCO World Heritage list. These three include the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Petroglyphs inside the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly, and the Korgalzhyn and Nauryzumsky reserves.
- Kumis is Kazakhstan’s traditional drink, which also referred to as “milk champagne”. This traditional drink is made from fermented mare’s milk.
- Kazakhstan is considered as one of the first Central Asian nations, outside of Turkmenistan, that was able to breed the Akhal-Teke horse in 1930. The Akhal-Teke horse is one of the oldest surviving domesticated equine breeds.
- Kazakhstan is the home of the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the main launch site for Soviet and Russian space exploration.
- The Baikonur Cosmodrome is the oldest and largest operating space launch facility in the world.
- One of Kazakhstan’s national symbols is the golden eagle.
- Kazakhstan adopted its flag on June 4, 1992.
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