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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Intl visitors taste Shanxi culture, cuisine in Taiyuan

China Daily 29 Feb 2024
Art enthusiasts from France, Italy, and Kazakhstan watch a lion dance show in Taiyuan, Feb 26 ... Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, captivated 80 art enthusiasts from France, Italy, and Kazakhstan with a local intangible cultural heritage display event on Feb 26....

One Fine Show: “Eluding Capture” at MASS MoCA

New York Observer 28 Feb 2024
It’s that time of year when everyone in the art world is buying their plane tickets for Venice for the Biennale Arte, where each participating country stages an exhibition with a citizen artist whose work will be showcased in its national pavilion ... Navigating the Evolving World of Digital Art....