It is located in central Asia,
As at 2018, it had recorded a population of 18.28 million and it covers an area of 2.725 million km2. It is the world’s ninth-largest country. The capital city is Nur-Sultan; it was re-named from the name Astana in honour of the late President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Sand dunes in the Altyn-Emel National Park.
Kazakhstan was under Russia from 1731 to 1742 and it was formerly known as the Republic of Soviet. The country became a full republic in 1936.
Kazakhstan culture is established from the Turkic nomadic pastoral nature of the residents.
Then major crop grown and exported in Kazakhstan is wheat. It’s the world’s sixth-largest producer of wheat. Other crops include barley, cotton, sunflower, rice, flax and sugar beets. The cuisine comprises of mutton, horse meat and milk products.
The most popular wildlife include snakes, lizards, short-toed eagle, white-tailed eagle, saker falcon, gophers’ gazelles, jackals, deer and boars.
Annual events/ celebrations/ festivals
The Constitution day festival is the country’s main national holiday celebrated on 30th August as a remembrance of the adoption of their constitution in 1995.
The Victory Day is celebrated to remember the Great Patriotic War from 1941 to 1945 on 9th May.
Capital city day is celebrated to mark the anniversary of the formal establishment of Nur-Sultan as the country’s capital.
Other festivals are Independence Day and Kazakhstan Nations Unity Holiday.
Things to see
some of the best things to see include the Almaty city that was the former capital city of Kazakhstan, and it is the trading and cultural centre. The other is the famous Central State Museum showcases artefacts and history of the Kazakh that also has the Russian Orthodox Church Zenkov Cathedral.
Baiterek Tower is an observation tower located in Nur-Sultan which is a good sit for tourists to visit.
Big Almaty Lake at Trans-lli Alatau Mountains and Altyn Emel National Park are places to visit to view wildlife.
It is the largest landlocked country in the world.
Baikonur city is the site of launching Soviet and Russian space operations and is the largest site in the world for space launch.
Kazakhstan is also one of the world’s oil producers with large oil and gas reserves which generate 60% of its GDP.
The official language is Kazakh; Russian is also common in the country.
Kazakhstan is bordered with Russia on the west and north, China on the east and Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan on the south.