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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SHAPE+ Announces Showcases in Kazakhstan and Serbia

The Quietus 18 Jun 2024
SHAPE+, a music and audiovisual art platform co-funded by the European Union, has announced two collaborative showcases outside of the EU, at Serbia’s and in Kazakhstan respectively ... “A lot of interesting artists have recently emerged in Kazakhstan, both in electronic and experimental music and in the field of art and media....

Silk Route an 'anchor for new horizons'

Anadolu Agency 10 Jun 2024
After its inauguration by Turkish Parliament Speaker Numan Kurtulmus, some 40 scholars and thinkers from Türkiye, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, and Tatarstan discussed the significance of art in bringing people closer, reflecting on the legacy of the Silk Route which originated in China and crossed continents until Europe....

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