Ten fun facts about Kazakhstan


Fact 1
The official name is the “Republic of Kazakhstan and the official language is Kazak though Russian is also spoken. The country declared independence from the Soviet Union on December 16, 1991.

Fact 2
Kazakhstan gained independence on December 16, 1991 and celebrate the National Holiday on October 25 (1991). The Name Kazakh means “independent” or “wanderer.”

Fact 3
The country has 3 time zones. The national bird is the Golden Eagle while Dombra is its national instrument.


Fact 4
Islam is the main religion followed by Orthodox Christians, Protestants and others. The people living in this multinational state represent more than 120 nationalities.

Fact 5
The currency of Kazakhstan is Tenge. The sun in the flag of Kazakhstan has 32 beams, symbolizing progress and abundance.

Fact 6
The capital is Astana. Almaty was the capital till the end of 1998. The system followed is the Presidential Republic.

Fact 7
Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world. They have cold winters; hot summers and some areas are arid and semiarid.

Fact 8
Major industries of Kazakhstan are oil, iron ore, coal, manganese, chromite, zinc, copper, lead and titanium.

Fact 9
This country has the main launch site for Soviet and Russian space exploration at Baikonur, the world’s oldest and largest operation space launch facility.

Fact 10
Kazakhstan exports oil products, grains, ferrous metals and chemicals.


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Is the largest landlocked country in the world bordered by Russia, Kyrgzstan, Rurkmenistan, Uzbekistan and China located partly in Central Asia and partly in Europe.


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Population
17,285,000

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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