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Kazakhstan's Quick Facts

Land Area 2,699,700 km2
Water Area 25,200 km2
Total Area 2,724,900 km2
Population 18,360,353
Population Density 6.74 / km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $469.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $25,700
Currency Tenge (KZT)
Largest Cities
  • Almaty (2,000,900)
  • Karagandy (451,800)
  • Shymkent (414,032)
  • Taraz (358,153)
  • Nur-Sultan (345,604)
  • Pavlodar (329,002)
  • Ust-Kamenogorsk (319,067)
  • Kyzyl-Orda (300,000)
  • Kyzylorda (300,000)
  • Semey (292,780)
  • Name: Kazakhstan
    (long form) Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Capital City: Astana (708,794 pop.)
  • Kazakhstan Population: 17,736,896 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Tenge (KZT)
    (conversion rates)

    Tenge
    20 tiyn
  • Ethnicity: Kazakh (Qazaq) 53.4%, Russian 30%, Ukrainian 3.7%, Uzbek 2.5%, German 2.4%, Tatar 1.7%, Uighur 1.4%, other 4.9%
  • GDP total: $231.3 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $13,900 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Kazakh (Qazaq, state language) 64.4%, Russian (official, used in everyday business, designated the language of interethnic communication) 95%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Nur-Sultan, Karagandy, Shymkent, Taraz, Astana, Pavlodar, Qyzylorda
  • Name: From an ancient Turkic word meaning "independent, a free spirit" referencing the Kazakhs' nomadic horseback culture.
  • National Day: December 16
  • Religion: Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%
  • Symbols

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