The following are countries starting with the letter K:
Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world and the 9th largest country in the world overall. This country is located on the continent of Asia. Its neighboring countries are China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan. Kazakhstan has been ruled by the same president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, since its independence in 1991. The country boasts UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the Saryarka Plains, Tamgaly, and the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi.
The beauty associated with this East African country is wildlife. Thousands of tourists visit the country every year to view the spectacular animals in various parks around the country. Kenya is considered to be the cradle of mankind as some of the oldest human fossils and skeletons were discovered here. Due to this, many prehistoric sites are set up in the Western and Rift-valley parts of the country.
Kiribati is a country in the Pacific Ocean famous for its world-class fly-fishing, scuba diving, and astounding seabird wildlife. The country consists of 33 islands. Many of this islands are uninhabited since the islands mostly consist of lagoons, coral atolls, and white sand beaches. With very few natural resources in Kiribati, the country relies majorly on tourism. It is a perfect destination for nature lovers, although flight arrangement to Kiribati is a challenge.
An Arabic speaking country in the Middle East, Kuwait is an oil producing country with the oil industry being the driver of the country’s economy. In its capital, Kuwait City, lies Kuwait Towers, three towers standing on a promontory into the Persian Gulf. Kuwait Towers are the landmark of Kuwait and a symbolize a modern city. Other remarkable towers in Kuwait include Al-Waqf Tower, Baitak Tower, Dar Al Awadi Tower, and Kuwait Trade Center.
Also known as Kirghizia, Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked Asian country that borders China, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. The country’s name is said to be derived from a Turkic word for ‘forty’ in reference to the 40 clans of the great manas. The country’s national flag also has a symbol of a 40-ray sun. Its capital is Bishkek, which was until 1991 was known as Frunze. The capital is also the largest city in Kyrgyzstan followed by the old town of Osh.