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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Israeli Athlete Defeats Competitor Who Sent Him Antisemitic Messages

The Algemeiner 20 Mar 2023
Photo. YouTube screenshot. An Israeli mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter had a knockout win against an opponent from Kazakhstan earlier this month who sent him antisemitic messages ahead of their match, according to screenshots shared on social media ... March 17, 2023 11.12 am. 0 ... He asked for a rematch but in Kazakhstan ... . ....

‘That’s Where the Line Is Drawn’: Noa Tishby Explains Difference Between Antisemitism, Criticism of Israel ...

The Algemeiner 20 Mar 2023
Noa Tishby during her appearance on “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Photo. YouTube screenshot ... And that is unacceptable.”Related coverage. March 20, 2023 9.27 am. 0 ... An Israeli mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter had a knockout win against an opponent from Kazakhstan earlier this month who... In 2021, Tishby published a book called Israel ... ....

Relief for IWF as doper Ilyin withdraws from Kazakhstan weightlifting election

Inside The Games 17 Mar 2023
Ilya Ilyin, who still calls himself an Olympic champion despite the fact that he forfeited two gold medals, was strongly supported in his campaign to become President of the Kazakhstan Weightlifting Federation (WFRK) ... Doping has continued to be a problem for Kazakhstan since Ilyin was ordered to return his gold medals....

China-Europe cultural freight train departs from Xi'an to Kazakhstan

People Daily 09 Mar 2023
A China-Europe cultural freight train left Xi'an city, northwest China's Shaanxi Province for Kazakhstan on March 7, 2023. The train is loaded with gifts featuring Chinese traditional art to be delivered to women and children of the North Kazakhstan Region of Kazakhstan....

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