Kazakhstan ethnic groups
The population of Kazakhstan has reached the number of 17, 948, 000 people, according to the data for 01 July 2014. The indigenous population of Kazakhstan are Kazakhs, which draw up 63, 1% of the general population of the country.
The Republic of Kazakhstan is a typical multiethnic country, where, besides Kazakhs, represented other ethnic groups, which preserve their linguistic, historical and cultural values. Among them are: Russians (23.7 %), Uzbeks (2.9%), Ukrainians (2.1%), Uyghurs (1.4%), Tatars (1.3%), German (1.1%), others (4.4%).
The Republic of Kazakhstan is in the list of the most sparsely populated countries in the world, where the density of the population is just 6.3 people per square kilometer. But this average density is typical only for certain areas of Kazakhstan. Most of the territory of the republic is inhabited several times less or more densely.