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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Indigenous Australia, holograms and the Beano – the week in art

The Observer 22 Oct 2021
An epic gathering of Indigenous Australian art, on tour from the National Museum of Australia, that gives a platform to the world’s most ancient living culture ... The Art of Breaking the Rules ... John Akomfrah, Picasso, Gwen John and Rembrandt are among the artists in this radical questioning of art’s hierarchies ... Syrian refugees have turned aid into art....

Carlos Chan is Management Man of the Year

Manila Standard Today 14 Oct 2021
"It’s easy to see why." ... MAP has 1,000 CEOs in the Philippines among its members ... It was not an easy effort ... But he persevered. By 2018, Chan’s Liwayway Group had 15 factories in 10 provinces in China, including a facility on the border of Kazakhstan. The headquarters and the state-of-the-art main factory sit on a 17-ha lot ... Bros ... K....

Shafqat, Kazakh envoy discuss education

The News International 07 Oct 2021
Ambassador of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kistafin called on federal minister for federal education and culture Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday here ... In this regard Pakistan National Council of Arts will sign memorandum of understanding with the Arts related organisation of Kazakhstan....

Gold of the Great Steppe review – breathtaking exhibition reveals lives of history’s ‘barbarians’

The Observer 23 Sep 2021
A young archer was buried around 2,700 years ago in the foothills of the Tarbagatay mountains of eastern Kazakhstan ... Home of the SakaKazakhstan’s Eleke Sazy valley ... Far from just robbing the “civilised”, the Saka-Scythian riders of east Kazakhstan created intensely imagined and delicately wrought art of glowing gold....

Kazakhstan dominate GAMMA Asian MMA Championships finals

Inside The Games 28 Aug 2021
Kazakhstan dominated at the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) Asian MMA Championships in Issyk-Kul in Cholpon-Ata as the country took home 14 gold, eight silver and 14 bronze medals. With 22 athletes in gold-medal matches, the Kazakhstan came in to the third and final day of competition preparing for a medal parade....

Kazakhstan dominate before finals day at GAMMA MMA Asian Championships

Inside The Games 27 Aug 2021
Kazakhstan's athletes continued their excellent run at the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Asian Championships in Cholpon-Ata in Kyrgyzstan. . Kazakhstan will have an impressive 22 athletes competing for gold across a variety of weight categories. ....

Bust of Kazakh poet unveiled at Seoul Cyber University

Korea Times 18 Aug 2021
Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, left, ... The statue has been dedicated on the campus at the request of the Kazakhstan government, recognizing the university's leading role in strengthening cultural and arts exchange between the two countries, according to the university....

Pakistan to expand bilateral military-to-military cooperation with Kazakhstan: CJCSC

Urdu Point 13 Aug 2021
During his visit, the CJCSC also had separate meetings with Defence Minister, Deputy Minister of Industry & Infrastructural Development, and Chief of General Staff of Kazakhstan Armed Forces, said an ISPR news release here received on Friday ... CJCSC also visited National Defence University of Kazakhstan and inaugurated 'Pakistan Military Art Room'....

Golden history of Kazakhstan’s Saka warrior people revealed

The Observer 09 Aug 2021
One of the burial mounds built by Saka warrior people in Kazakhstan where a collection of golden artefacts were unearthed ... It was only the second intact Saka burial to be discovered in Kazakhstan, according to the Fitzwilliam, which is the University of Cambridge’s art and antiquities museum....

Iran speaker calls for expansion of ties with Ghana, Kazakhstan

Irna 05 Aug 2021
Ghalibaf held talks with Deputy Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Askar Shakirov as well as Ibrahim Mohammed Awal is Ghana's Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture in separate meetings, where he emphasized on strengthening of cooperation ... such as Kazakhstan....

Martins-Grabinski fight rescheduled for BRAVE 53

Gulf Daily News 22 Jul 2021
... featured lightweight bout in the upcoming BRAVE CF 53, on August 21, in Kazakhstan ... BRAVE CF 53 marks the second visit of the truly global mixed martial arts promotion to Kazakhstan....

Martins ready to make comeback at BRAVE 53

Gulf Daily News 15 Jul 2021
... card, scheduled for August 21, in Almaty, Kazakhstan ... BRAVE CF 53 marks the second visit of the truly global mixed martial arts promotion to Kazakhstan and will be held in association with the local promoters of Octagon League....

BRAVE CF 53 date confirmed

Gulf Daily News 08 Jul 2021
BRAVE Combat Federation, the premier global mixed martial arts promotion based in Bahrain, has confirmed that its 53rd edition will take place on August 21, in Kazakhstan ... This will be the second time that BRAVE Combat Federation visits Kazakhstan....