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Where is Kazakhstan?

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Located in the continent of Asia, Kazakhstan covers 2,699,700 square kilometers of land and 25,200 square kilometers of water, making it the 9th largest nation in the world with a total area of 2,724,900 square kilometers.

Kazakhstan became an independent state in 1991, after gaining its sovereignty from Russia. The population of Kazakhstan is 17,522,010 (2012) and the nation has a density of 6 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Kazakhstan is the Tenge (KZT). As well, the people of Kazakhstan are refered to as Kazakhstani.

The dialing code for the country is 7 and the top level internet domain for Kazakhstani sites is .kz.

Kazakhstan shares land borders with 5 countries: Russia, Turkmenistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan.

To learn more, visit our detailed Kazakhstan section.

Quick facts

Population 17,522,010
Density 6.5 / km2 ( 16.8 / mi2 )
Languages Kazakh, Russian
Independence Year 1991
Capital Astana (Astana Qalasy)
Currency Tenge
GDP 212,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 12,099 (2014 data)
Land Area 2,699,700 km2 (1,042,360 mi2)
Water Area 25,200 km2 (9,730 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Turkmenistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russia
Minimum Longitude 46.490
Maximum Longitude 87.310
Mininum Latitude 40.550
Maximum Latitude 55.430

What is the capital of Kazakhstan?

map showing the location of Kazakhstan
Location of Astana on a map.

Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan. It has a population of 345,604, and is located on a latitue of 51.18 and longitude of 71.45.

Astana is also the political center of Kazakhstan, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Astana, the Capital Of Kazakhstan

City Astana
Country Kazakhstan
Population 345,604
Longitude 71.44598000
Latitude 51.18010000
Elevation 358 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Kazakhstan

Rank City Population
#1Almaty2,000,900
#2Karagandy451,800
#3Shymkent414,032
#4Taraz358,153
#5Astana345,604
#6Pavlodar329,002
#7Ust-Kamenogorsk319,067
#8Kyzyl-Orda300,000
#9Kyzylorda300,000
#10Semey292,780
#11Aqtobe262,457
#12Kostanay210,000
#13Petropavlovsk200,920
#14Taldyqorghan200,000
#15Oral200,000
#16Atyrau180,000
#17Temirtau170,600
#18Aktau147,443
#19Kokshetau124,444
#20Rudnyy124,000

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This page was last modified on October 2, 2015.