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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From COVID-19 To China: Mapping The Changing Face Of Dissent In Central Asia

Radio Free Europe 01 Oct 2020
The new report by the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs, a recently founded Washington-based research organization, mapped protests in the five former Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, cataloguing 981 incidents over a 2 1/2-year span to August 2020....

Kazakhstan To Raise Over $700 Million For Cryptocurrency Mining

CryptoPotato 02 Sep 2020
Kazakhstan Aims For $700M Investment For Crypto Mining ... Kazakhstan’s Capital-Nur Sultan (formerly known as Astana) ... Data provided from the Cambridge University’s BTC mining tracking tool,The Bitcoin Mining Map, indicates that Kazakhstan is already responsible for a substantial portion of Bitcoin’s global hash rate....
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The Bitcoin Network Now Consumes 7 Nuclear Plants Worth of Power

XBT.MONEY 25 Aug 2020
For instance, last week the mining facility operator Enegix told the financial technology columnist, Paddy Baker, that the firm was set to launch a large mining facility in Kazakhstan with 50,000 ASIC devices. The Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) Mining Map on August 24, 2020....

Imprisoned overnight: Kazakhstan's extreme response to COVID-19

Amnesty 02 Jun 2020
In Aktau, a city in the east of Kazakhstan, videos shared on social media on 12 April showed sparks flying as the door of an apartment building was welded closed ... The shocking measures taken to contain COVID-19 must put Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan on the map and increase scrutiny of their poor human rights records....

Feature: China-made wind turbines travel a long way to boost renewable energy in Kazakhstan

China.dot.org 08 May 2020
Passing through the Sayram Lake basin and zigzaging in the Tianshan Mountains, they were heading to the China-Kazakhstan border port of Horgos ... Finally we map out a best route spanning 7,000 km from China to Kazakhstan," said Zhang ... "A lot of freight trains to Central Asia and Europe pass Kazakhstan....

Unknown Charms of Republic of Kazakhstan

Kyodo 18 Feb 2020
What sort of image do you have about the country called Kazakhstan? Is it a Central Asian country, the Silk Road, nomadic people, or a country rich in natural resources such as oil and gas? Many people may answer that they cannot think of any clear image ... Kazakhstan’s land size is the world’s seventh largest....

Griffins goalie goes nearly four years and four countries since last AHL point

Michigan Live 16 Jan 2020
The journeyman, who travels include playing in Kazakhstan, Austria, Switzerland and Germany along with the 2018 Winter Olympics, turned in a solid performance Wednesday as the Griffins lost in a shootout to Rockford, 2-1 ... From there, break out the map....

Trials and tribulations of Central Asia integration

Asiatimes 30 Nov 2019
It was particularly enlightening to hit the road as previously, at the 5th Astana Club meeting in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, I had had the pleasure of moderating a panel titled Central Asia at the Intersection of Global Interests ... Recently Kazakhstan mediated quite successfully between Turkey and Russia....

Kazakhstan: Little Help for Domestic Violence Survivors

Human Rights 17 Oct 2019
The Kazakhstan government sought to prevent family violence when adopting the Law on Prevention of Domestic Violence a decade ago ... Launch Map Expand Share 2019 Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch conducted in-depth interviews with 16 survivors of domestic violence in three regions of Kazakhstan in May....

Kazakhstan's Wind Power Market: Outlook 2018-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Oklahoman 24 Sep 2019
Wind resource potential in Kazakhstan Historical market data provided from 2000 to 2017 and ... Where is Kazakhstan on the CIS Countries Map ... Kazakhstan Administrative Regions Map ... Electricity Grid Map of Kazakhstan (1150-500-220-110 kV) ... Wind Resource Map of Kazakhstan at 80 m.a.g.l....

Kazakhstan's Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Power Market: Outlook 2018-2027 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

The Oklahoman 24 Sep 2019
Solar resource potential in Kazakhstan Historical market data provided from 2000 to 2017 and forecasts ... Where is Kazakhstan on the CIS Countries Map ... Kazakhstan Administrative Regions Map ... Electricity Grid Map of Kazakhstan (1150-500-220-110 kV) ... Solar Resource Map of Kazakhstan....

Kazakhstan Supreme Court Upholds Privacy Rights

Human Rights 24 Sep 2019
Expand Map of Kazakhstan. © 2015 Human Rights Watch Kazakhstan’s Supreme Court has ruled that two women will receive compensation from a Facebook user who posted a video of them kissing on the social media platform without their permission, and solicited homophobic comments ... Fearing for their safety, the women left Kazakhstan for eight months....

Astana sense 'great chance' of upset after their long road to Old Trafford

The Guardian 19 Sep 2019
For Astana it is hardly an unfamiliar scenario ... It is the furthest outpost in top-level European football; a remote new city in a still-new country, and – in the familiar modern-day mould – a sporting project designed to deepen Kazakhstan’s imprint on the geopolitical map .......

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