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  Kazakhstan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country in the world by area, but its semi-deserts (steppe) make it only the 57th country in population, with approximately 6 persons per sq km (15/mi²).
Kazakhstan has stable relationships with all of its neighbors and is a member of the United Nations, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council and Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
Kazakhstan is a bilingual country: the Kazakh language, spoken by 64.4% of the population, has the status of the "state" language, while Russian is declared the "official" language, and is used routinely in business.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kazakhstan   (4174 words)

 Politics of Kazakhstan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Politics of Kazakhstan takes place in a framework of a presidential republic, whereby the President of Kazakhstan is head of state and nominates the head of government.
Kazakhstan is divided into 14 Oblasts and the two municipal districts of Almaty and Astana.
The Government of Kazakhstan transferred its capital from Almaty to Astana on 10 June 1998.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Politics_of_Kazakhstan   (974 words)

 Kazpatent / General Information About The Republic of Kazakhstan
The northernmost point in Kazakhstan - 55'26'' NL - corresponds to the southern latitude of the central part of the East-European plain and to the southern part of the British Isles (the latitude of Moscow).
Administratively Kazakhstan is comprised of 14 regions (as of 5.05.97) with cities of Almaty and Leninsk enjoying a special status), 84 cities of which 40 refer to those of Republican and regional subordination, 160 districts, 10 municipal districts, 195 settlements, 2,150 aul (rural) counties.
Kazakhstan is the second richest country in the world (after Russia) with regard to phosphorite reserves while phosphorite deposits of Zhanatas and Karatau in terms of thickness and quality are second to none in the world.
www.kazpatent.org /english   (904 words)

 The EU's relations with Kazakhstan - Overview
Kazakhstan was the last of the former Soviet republics to declare independence in December 1991, and is the most ethnically heterogeneous, comprising some 130 different nationalities.
Kazakhstan is an active member of the UN, OSCE and other international organisations and supports multilateral efforts to face up to global threats such as terrorism, drug trafficking and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Kazakhstan’s economic boom is closely linked to the rich oil and gas resources in the west of the country, and offshore in the Caspian Sea.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/kazakhstan/intro   (3140 words)

 Kazakhstan Country Analysis Brief
Kazakhstan sits near the northeast portion of the Caspian Sea and claims most of the Sea's biggest known oil fields.
Kazakhstan's largest coal producer, Bogatyr Access Komir, which accounts for roughly 35 percent of the country's coal output, is a subsidiary of Access Industries Incorporated (U.S.A.).
Kazakhstan has 71 power plants, including five hydroelectric power stations, giving the country an overall installed generating capacity of 17 gigawatts (GW), 80 percent of which are coal fired, and 12 percent of which are hydroelectric.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/kazak.html   (6624 words)

 Kazakhstan (06/06)
Kazakhstan also is a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization along with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan established the Eurasian Economic Community in 2000 to re-energize earlier efforts at harmonizing trade tariffs and the creation of a free trade zone under a customs union.
Kazakhstan has identified a number of major ecological problems within its borders--desiccation of the Aral Sea, protection of the fragile Caspian ecosystem, remediation of the Semipalatinsk nuclear testing range, cleanup of the Baykonur launching facility, extremely polluted cities, desertification, and development of mechanisms for regional transboundary water management.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5487.htm   (5058 words)

Kazakhstan's post independence flag is light blue, symbolizing the blue skies of the country and its hopes for the future.
The national emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a picture of a shanyrak (the cupola of a yurta) on a blue background, from which uyks (body bracket) like sun rays are being radiated in framing of wings of mythical horses.
National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan and its design, whatever their size, must strictly conform with the colour and schematic designs of the reference standard of the National Flag of the Republic of Kazakhstan kept at the Residence of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
flagspot.net /flags/kz.html   (1847 words)

Kazakhstan's tourist facilities are not highly developed; the availability of goods and services is better than in most neighboring countries, but not up to the standards found in North America and Western Europe.
Travelers transiting through Kazakhstan are reminded to check that their visas allow for a sufficient number of entries to cover each transit trip and to check the length of validity of the visa.
Kazakhstan, especially in the mountainous southeast region, is an earthquake-prone country.
travel.state.gov /travel/kazakhstan.html   (3362 words)

 Kazakhstan Special Weapons
Kazakhstan's other military significance was as a test range and missile launch site.
In 1994 Russia formally recognized Kazakhstan's ownership of the facility, although a twenty-year lease ratified in 1995 guaranteed Russia continued use of Baikonur.
Substantial elements of Kazakhstan's military-production infrastructure remain in the republic.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/kazakhstan   (586 words)

 Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan to the United Nations
Kazakhstan believes that issues of development and related challenges involving timely and effective achievement of the Millennium Development Goals should continue to be the focus of attention of the international community.
Kazakhstan welcomes the initiative to introduce a counter-terrorism strategy that provides for the elimination of the causes of terrorism and its renunciation as a tactical means to attract political attention.
Kazakhstan attaches great significance to a comprehensive legal framework successfully established by the United Nations General Assembly in the field of counter-terrorism.
www.kazakhstanun.org   (466 words)

 Kazakhstan travel guide - Wikitravel
Kazakhstan is by far the largest of the states of Central Asia of the former USSR.
The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936.
The general rules of safety in Kazakhstan are the same as in any other civilized country of the world.
wikitravel.org /en/Kazakhstan   (1190 words)

 Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Brussels
Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Brussels
Formerly unknown to the world as it was a part of the Soviet empire, Kazakhstan today is often referred to as a fast emerging Giant at the heart of the Eurasian continent.
Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Brussels
www.kazakhstanembassy.be   (214 words)

Kazakhstan lies in the north of the central Asian republics and is bounded by Russia in the north, China in the east, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the south, and the Caspian Sea and part of Turkmenistan in the west.
Kazakhstan has the potential for becoming one of central Asia's richest countries because of its huge mineral and oil resources and its liberalized economy, which encourages Western investment.
Kazakhstan: Government - Government Under the constitution of 1995, Kazakhstan is headed by a strong executive president,...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107674.html   (970 words)

 Kazakhstan Birdtours
Whatever your interest you'll find Kazakhstan an experience never to be forgotten, a place of outstanding natural beauty that never stops producing new surprises and delights.
Kazakhstan is a land of deserts, steppe and mountains, with areas of woodland, marsh and lakes.
For many pictures of the beautiful scenery and habitats of Kazakhstan see our sections on steppe, mountains, deserts and canyons and the Lake Alakol area.
www.kazakhstanbirdtours.com   (276 words)

 Kazakhstan - Photos, Maps, Videos, Flags, Facts, More -- National Geographic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Stretching across Central Asia, Kazakhstan is a landlocked and mostly dry land.
More than a hundred ethnic groups live in Kazakhstan; 28 percent of the population is Russian—most live in the north near the Russian border.
Kazakhstan faces ecological disaster in the Aral Sea area and is trying to preserve the northern part of the sea in order to prevent desertification.
plasma.nationalgeographic.com /places/countries/country_kazakhstan.html   (460 words)

 kazakhstan map and map of kazakhstan information page
Kazakhstan's government is stable, and it seems only a matter of time before this massive land emerges aggressively onto the world's stage.
Landforms Kazakhstan is mountainous along its far eastern and southeastern borders, where much of the forested Altai and Tian Shan ranges remain snowcapped throughout the year; with many elevated peaks here exceeding 6,500 meters.
Climate The entire country of Kazakhstan is very arid, with the exception being the mountains ranges, east and southeast, where precipitation (in the form of snow) is usually quite heavy.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/asia/kz.htm   (864 words)

 Kazakhstan Investment and Business Guide
Kazakhstan is a resource-rich country, rich in oil and natural gas, copper, zinc, bauxites, gold, silver, chrome, uranium and other metals that comprise over 95 percent of periodic table.
Rather it is general economic and business information on Kazakhstan: economic, business and financial news, visa and consular support, travel and flight schedule, good hotels, decent restaurants, and the list goes on and on.
Whether you are thinking of or already operate in Kazakhstan, you are welcome to contact us with your business proposals and ideas.
www.kazakhstaninvestment.com   (650 words)

 Embassy of Kazakhstan to the United States and Canada
Kazakhstan has supported “The Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism” put forward by Russia and the United States on July 15 and pledged a firm commitment to collective efforts in fighting terrorism.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who will attend the G8 summit in St. Petersburg this weekend as an observer and invited guest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, will share his views on ways to develop an energy strategy for Eurasia. ;
The reserves of the National Fund of Kazakhstan, a rainy day fund accumulating excess revenues from Kazakhstan’s extractive industries, neared US$10 billion by the end of June.
www.kazakhembus.com   (424 words)

 USAID Europe and Eurasia: Kazakhstan Country Page
The availability of trained accountants is essential for Kazakhstan’s conversion to international financial reporting standards, which are key to trade and investment growth in the region...
Kazakhstan is geographically the largest of the five Central Asian republics, is rich in natural resources, and home to a diversity of ethnic groups.
With a per capital GDP of $1,421, Kazakhstan is the wealthiest of the Central Asian republics.
www.usaid.gov /locations/europe_eurasia/car/kzpage.html   (638 words)

 Kazakh Adoptive Families: Kazakstan and International Adoption
While I was waiting to travel to pick her up, I spent my time doing research on the Internet on the country of her birth.
Any profits from the bookstore and affiliates will be donated to the orphanages and hospitals in Kazakhstan; even if you are purchasing items other than those listed on my site, I will get credit for the sale if you link through my site.
KAZAKHSTAN: general information, specialized sites, maps, news, magazine articles, link-only sites, cities, other cultures, cooking and recipes, music, videos and TV shows.
kazakhadoptivefamilies.com   (670 words)

 Embassy of Kazakhstan in New Delhi, India : Weekly News
Annual Message of President Nursultan Nazarbayev to the people of Kazakhstan “Kazakhstan’s strategy of joining the world’s 50 most competitive countries” (March 01, 2006)
Kairat E. Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India at PHD House (13 April 2006)
Briefing in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan
www.kazind.com   (291 words)

 REENIC: Kazakhstan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Internews Kazakhstan (a Kazakhstan chapter of the international non-profit organization; in English or Russian)
Kazakhstan Press-Club (a non-governmental news service; in English or Russian; the news are current only in the Russian version)
The Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (a higher education institution offering program based on international standards)
reenic.utexas.edu /reenic/countries/kazakhstan.html   (1270 words)

 Ethnologue report for Kazakhstan
The number of languages listed for Kazakhstan is 7.
Kazakhstan, northern Soviet Middle Asia and into western Siberia.
Taranchi dialect in Kazakhstan, Kashgar-Yarkand dialect in Uzbekistan.
www.ethnologue.com /show_country.asp?name=Kazakhstan   (127 words)

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