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Kazakhstan - General Information

Kazakhstan mapKazakhstan is located in the heart of the Eurasian continent. Its territory occupies 2, 724, 900 square kilometers (1, 049, 150 square miles). It is the CIS’ second and world’s ninth largest country. The Kazakhstan territory is larger than the twelve countries of the European Union! Kazakhstan borders with China, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Russia. The total length of the borderline is 12, 187km.

Kazakhstan stretches for more than 3, 000 km (covering two time zones) from the lower reaches of the Volga in the west to the foothills of the Altai Mountains in the east, and almost 2, 000 km from the West Siberian Lowland in the north to the Kyzyl Kum desert in the south.

The remoteness of the country from the oceans and the vastness of its territory affect the climatic conditions of Kazakhstan. The climate is sharply continental with an average temperature between - 19…-4 degree in January and between +19…+26 degree in July. The temperature in winter can lower to - 45 degree while in summer rise up to +30 degree.

17, 948, 000 (as of )
Administratively, Kazakhstan is divided into 14 regions, 84 cities, 159 districts, 241 towns and 2, 042 auls (villages).

In terms of number of inhabitants Kazakhstan is divided as follows:

• 300, 000 - 400, 000 inhabitants – Karaganda, Shymkent, Pavlodar, Taraz and Ust-Kamenogorsk;
• 200, 000 - 280, 000 inhabitants – Uralsk, Temirtau Kustanai, Aktobe, Petropavlovsk and Semipalatinsk;
• 110, 000 - 160, 000 inhabitants – Dzhezkazgan, Ekibastuz, Kyzyl Orda, Aktau, Kokshetau and Atyrau.

Language: The Kazakh language is adopted as the state one. Russian is also widely used.

Kazakh currency is tenge (KZT) equal to 100 tyins (since 1993).

State symbols: Flag, national emblem

National holiday:

• Independence Day–16- 17 December.

Public holidays:

• New Year - 1-2 January;
• International Women’s Day – 8 March;
• Nauryz Meyramy – 21-23 March;
• Kazakhstan Peoples’ Unity Day– 1 May
• Fatherland Defender’s Day – 7 May;
• Victory Day– 9 May;
• Capital City Day – 6 July;
• Constitution Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan – 30 August;
• Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – 1 December.
• The first day of Kurban-ayt, observed by Muslim calendar and 7 January – orthodox Christmas are also non-working days.

The Republic of Kazakhstan is a multinational state, inhabited by more than 120 nationalities. The main religion is Islam, but the Kazakhs manifest tolerance towards other religions of the peoples living in their territory, such as Christianity, Judaism, etc. The country has built many mosques and churches in recent years.

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National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan
National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a piece of right-angled cloth of sky-blue colour with a picture of a golden sun with its 32 rays in the centre, under them - a soaring steppe eagle.
Flagstaff has vertical line with "national ornamentation" ("koshkar-muiz" - horns of the ram).
The picture of sun, its rays, eagle and ornament are of golden colour.

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National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a piece of right-angled cloth of sky-blue colour with a picture of a golden sun with its 32 rays in the centre, under them - a soaring steppe eagle.
Flagstaff has vertical line with "national ornamentation" ("koshkar-muiz" - horns of the ram).
The picture of sun, its rays, eagle and ornament are of golden colour.

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