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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Kazakhstan's first international exhibition reveals a craving for culture in Nur-Sultan

The Art Newspaper 15 Jul 2019
Kazakhstan's first international art exhibition in its recently renamed capital, Nur-Sultan, reflects a desire for culture in a rapidly changing city ... Since returning to Kazakhstan three years ago after 11 years in Paris, Baitassova has focused on supporting the regional art scene....

Celebs take a shot at #BottleCapChallenge

The Times of India 06 Jul 2019
Soon, Karo Pashikyan, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter from Kazakhstan, tried the same, and he nominated Taekwondo champion Farabi Davletchin ... Check out how a few of our celebs kicked it off in style ... An expert in the ancient martial art form, kalaripayattu, he went a step ahead and unscrewed the cap of three bottles, which were placed adjacently ... ....

#BottleCapChallenge: From Akhay Kumar to Jason Stathom, everyone's hooked on to this new trend

Mid Day 03 Jul 2019
From the Kiki challenge to the Ice Bucket Challenge, social media has time and again come up with engaging activities, and they have been quite entertaining ... The challenge started when an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter Karo Pashikyan from Kazakhstan uploaded the video on his Instagram account, and since then it quickly became viral ... Also Read....

Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs: The True Orleans Experience

Times Free Press 02 Jul 2019
Danny Polo will open the free concert at 7 p.m ... In 2011, he and the Underdawgs were invited to tour Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as cultural ambassadors for the U.S ... In 2012, the Underdawgs were again invited by the State Department on a tour — this time to Central Asia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan ... Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts ... ....

Celebrities John Mayer and Jason Statham take on viral #BottleCapChallenge

Belfast Telegraph 02 Jul 2019
Forget necknominate, or tipping a bucket of ice on your head — a new viral challenge is sweeping the internet ... View this post on Instagram ... A post shared by Master Fa (@farakicks) on Jun 25, 2019 at 8.47am PDT. Devletchin, the Kazakhstan martial arts champion, first challenged Statham, who posted his own video before challenging Guy Ritchie ... ....

Iranian nomads attend festival in Kazakhstan

Tehran Times 01 Jul 2019
TEHRAN – A number of Iranian nomads, who are natives of Golestan province, promoted traditions, skills and arts at Koshpendiler Alemi, a festival of ethno-culture of nomads, held in Kazakhstan ... ....

Inetnon Gefpå’go tours Europe spreading the CHamoru culture, joins groups around the world

Guam Pacific Daily News 24 Jun 2019
The Guam group joins dance groups from Belgium, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Peru, Brazil, U.S ... Inetnon Gefpå’go Cultural Arts Program tours Europe participating with groups from Belgium, Slovakia, Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Peru, Brazil, U.S, and Chili....

BRI benefits from opening-up efforts

China Daily 24 Jun 2019
Meanwhile, China-Europe trains pass through customs from Kazakhstan, bringing vitality to the city that also thrived on the ancient Silk Road ... At Xinjiang Normal University, student Irbay Lahat, from Kazakhstan, is studying Chinese, calligraphy and martial arts with classmates from countries such as Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan....

Mapping cultural transformations in Central Asia

Gulf News 01 Jun 2019
Almagul Menlibayeva was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in 1969 ... The artist — who divides her time between Kazakhstan and Germany — uses various media such as painting, photography, graphic art, performance, installation and video to express herself ... Jyoti Kalsi is an arts-enthusiast based in Dubai....

Feature: "The Composer" -- a legend of exiled war-time Chinese musician pulling at heartstrings of numerous viewers

Xinhua 17 May 2019
In China, he is remembered as Xian Xinghai, one of the country's greatest composers; in Kazakhstan, he was known as Huang Xun, a refugee with remarkable talent; in Singapore and France, he was Sinn Sing Hol, a poor student with insatiable passion for music ... The Composer became the first movie jointly produced by China and Kazakhstan....

From cabaret to belly dance, Richa Chadha has come a long way

Mid Day 16 May 2019
Having learnt the art for a song in the biopic of the adult star sensation, Chadha has now decided to continue her education in the art. Come third week of May and she will jet off to Kazakhstan to learn a tribal art form of belly dance ... Also Read. Richa Chadha ... Shakeela will see the actor perform the art for the first time on screen. Also Read....

Kazakh movie ‘Myn Bala’ screened at PNCA

The News International 05 May 2019
Pakistan National Council of Arts and Embassy of Kazakhstan joined for screening film ‘Myn Bala’ (Warriors of the Steppe) with an art exhibition 'Kazakhstan Through Centuries’ at PNCA on Saturday (May 4) ... Pakistan National Council of Arts and Embassy of ......

Xinjiang increases opening-up efforts

People Daily 18 Apr 2019
In Xinjiang Normal University, Kazakhstani student Irbay Lahat is studying Chinese, calligraphy and martial arts with his classmates from countries such as Russia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan as a new semester started. "Learning Chinese can help me find a better job in Kazakhstan," he said....

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