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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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 .......

Watch Video of Russia's Spektr-RG X-Ray Telescope Zooming Over Earth

Sputnik 15 Jul 2019
A Proton-M carrier rocket with the Spektr-RG Russian-German high-energy astrophysics observatory onboard blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Saturday, with its powerful telescope expected to map the night sky in previously-unprecedented detail, and provide new clues on the nature of the universe itself ... ....

Russia launches space telescope

SpaceDaily 14 Jul 2019
Moscow (AFP) July 13, 2019. Russia launched a space telescope Saturday from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint mission with Germany intended to map X-rays across the sky and replace a project lost in January ... The launch of the ... ....
photo: Public Domain / NASA/Bill Ingalls
The Soyuz rocket with Expedition 33/34 crew members, Soyuz Commander Oleg Novitskiy, Flight Engineer Kevin Ford of NASA, and Flight Engineer Evgeny Tarelkin of ROSCOSMOS onboard the TMA-06M spacecraft launches to the International Space Station.

Spektrum-RG: Powerful X-ray telescope launches to map cosmos

BBC News 13 Jul 2019
One of the most significant Russian space missions in the post-Soviet era has launched from Baikonur, Kazakhstan....