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National flagTHE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

The Republic of Kazakhstan is situated in the Central part of Eurasia.
The square is 2,717,300 thousand square kilometers.
The population is 14,9 million people. 56% of the the population is urban.
Ethnicities: Kazakhs (more than 7 million people), Russians, Germans, Ukranians, Jews, Tatars, Uzbeks, Belorussians, Uigurs, etc.
The state language is Kazakh; Russian is the primary language of communication.
Religions: Muslim, Orthodox, and Jewish.
Synagogues are in the capital of the country, oblast centers and big cities.
The Head of the country is President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The legislative body is the parliament, consisting of two houses - Mazhilis and Senate.
Regions: There are 14 oblasts, 207 regions, 84 cities and 210 urban villages in Kazakhstan.
The local currency is tenge.
The country code is +7.

Some characteristics

There are 85,022 rivers and temporary currents.
The longest river is the Irtysh River with a length of 4,248 kilometers. 1,700 kilometers are on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The biggest lake is the Caspian Sea.
The biggest region is Karagandinskaya Oblast with an area of 426 thousand square kilometers.
The largest city in Kazakhstan is Almaty; 1,129,300 thousand people live there (according to the survey for 01.01.2000).

The capital of the country is Astana. The Presidential Administration, Ministries and Bureaus and other Government offices are there. Almaty is the South Capital of Kazakhstan and the center of cultural and business life of the country.

The oblasts in Kazakhstan are the following:

Akmolinskaya, the center is Kokshetau Kyzylordinskaya - Kyzyl-Orda
Aktyubunskaya - AktobeMangistausskaya - Aktau
Almatinskaya - Almaty North-Kazakhstani - Petropavlovsk
Atyrausskaya - AtyrauPavlodarskaya - Pavlodar
East-Kazakhstani - Ust-KamenogorskSouth-Kazakhstani - Shymkent
Karagandinskaya - KaragandaWest-Kazakhstani - Uralsk
Kostanaiskaya - Kostanay Zhambylskaya - Taraz

 

 

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