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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Malaysian National News Agency 14 Jun 2024
... she knows she has two opportunities to meet the Paris Olympic qualifying mark of 50.95s - in Kuantan and the Kazakhstan Open in Almaty from June 23-24....

Albo, De Guzman advance to PBO Finals

Manila Bulletin 10 Jun 2024
Despite the scoreline, the 2023 APACS Kazakhstan International ... Villabrille, who is in his third year with NU, teamed up with his 2023 APACS Kazakhstan Future Series title partner, Solomon Padiz Jr., in a 24-22, 21-11 victory over fellow Bulldogs Lanz Zafra and Nestojan Tapales....

Member of gang that rocked Sweden nabbed

Ekathimerini 09 Jun 2024
The suspect, a 24-year-old Swedish national originally from Kazakhstan, was found in the possession of a pistol, ammunition and 24 grams of processed cannabis. Greek authorities had been notified of a European warrant from the Swedish authorities for arms trafficking, kidnapping, causing grievous bodily harm and manslaughter ... ....

Global Forecast-Celsius

San Francisco Chronicle 08 Jun 2024
Global Forecast as of 23.00 GMT Friday, June 7, 2024. _____ ... (%);Saturday's UV Index ... Aleppo, Syria;Hazy sun, very hot;42;24;Very hot;40;23;WNW;20;18%;0%;11 ... Astana, Kazakhstan;A stray p.m. t-storm;24;16;A stray p.m. t-storm;29;16;SE;18;56%;65%;4 ... Banda Aceh, Indonesia;Humid with clearing;34;23;Partly sunny;35;24;SW;11;64%;27%;6 ... ....

Russian cosmonaut sets new space record

Russia Today 05 Jun 2024
Oleg Kononenko has beaten his own record after spending a thousand days outside the Earth’s atmosphere, Roscosmos says ... Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub and US NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara board the Soyuz MS-24 spacecraft, the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on September 15, 2023. © Sputnik / Sergey Sevostyanov ... ....

Aryna Sabalenka joins big guns in French Open quarters

RTE 03 Jun 2024
Aryna Sabalenka continued to power her way through the French Open draw by pummelling Emma Navarro to reach the quarter-finals. The big-hitting Belarusian won 6-2 6-3 and has now dropped only 18 games over her four matches ... Sabalenka said ... The 24-year-old from Kazakhstan has not exactly been renowned for her sunny disposition this week, but she said ... ....