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Kazakhstan's Information

Flag of Kazakhstan
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)
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A

  • Nurken Abdirov fighter pilot
  • Daniyal Akhmetov former prime minister
  • Al-Farabi scientist, philosopher, mathematician
  • Dinmukhamet Akhimov actor
  • Ken Alibek microbiologist
  • Rakhat Aliyev politician
  • Ibrahim Altynsarin writer
  • Sarsen Amanzholov linguist, Turkologist
  • Altynai Asylmuratova ballerina
  • Kaisha Atakhanova genetic biologist
  • Mukhtar Auezov writer
  • Byrganym Aytimova ambassador
B
  • Kulyash Baiseitova opera singer
  • Akhmet Baitursynov poet, writer, politician
  • Nurlan Balgimbayev former prime minister
  • Akhmet Baytursinuli poet, writer, politician
  • Aziz Bolotovich Beishenaliev actor
  • Timur Bekmambetov film director
  • Marat Bisengaliev violinist, orchestra director
  • Alikhan Bokeikhanov writer, political activist, environmental scientist
  • Keshrim Boztayev political activist
  • Alan Buribaev conductor
C - J
  • Zulfiya Chinshanio Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Shafik Chokin engineer, former president academy of sciences
  • Yedil Dadambayev physician
  • Sergei Duvanov journalist
  • Agimsaly Duzelkhanov artist
  • Ilyas Esenberlin writer
  • Aisha Galimbaeva painter
  • Gennadiy Golovkin Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Yermakhan Ibraimov Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Ilya Ilyin Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Orazak Ismagulov anthropologist
  • Jambyl Jabayev singer
  • Magjan Jumabayev writer, publicist, founder of modern Kazakh literature
  • Bulat Jumadilov Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Qabdesh Jumadilov writer

K - M

  • Shamshi Kaldayakov composer
  • Bukhar-zhirau Kalmakanov poet
  • Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov poet, lyricist
  • Gulzhana Karagusova politician
  • Abylkhan Kasteev painter
  • Akezhan Kazhegeldin former prime minister
  • Aleksandr Kazantsev actor
  • Zhenis Kembayev jurist
  • Qurban-Ali Khalidi historian
  • Ablai Khan former khan
  • Abul Khair Khan former khan
  • Janybek Khan founder co-leader of Kazakh Khanate
  • Kasym Khan former leader of Kazakh Khanate
  • Kenesary Khan former khan of all three juzes
  • Tauke Khan former leader of Kazakh Khanate
  • Ludmila Kim singer
  • Gennady Kolbin politician
  • Eset Kotibaruli former leader of anti-colonial war against Russian Empire
  • Kanat Kudaibergenov mathematician
  • Timur Kulibayev businessman
  • Kazakh Dinmukhamed Kunaev politician
  • Abaj Kunanbaev poet
  • Dinmukhamed Kunayev former prime minister
  • Erik Kurmangaliev opera singer
  • Maiya Maneza Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Muqagali Maqatayev poet

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People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

M continued

  • Baurzhan Momyshuly hero of Soviet Union in WWII
  • Kaltay Muhamedjanor novelist
  • Maira Muhamedqyzy composer
  • Sabit Mukanov poet, writer
  • Gabit Musirepov writer, playwright
N
  • Jumeken Najimedeno composer
  • Sara Nazarbayev first lady
  • Nursultan Nazarbaev president
  • Shaken Niyazbekov artist, designer of Kazakhstan flag
  • Edige Niyazov photographer
  • Bolat Niyazymbetov Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Rashid Nugmanov film director
  • Bolat Nurgaliyev diplomat
  • Zamanbek Nurkadilov politician
  • Zhenis Kakenuly Nurlybayev painter, art critic
  • Kaisar Nurmagambetov canoeist
O - R
  • Gulshat Omarova writer, film director, actress
  • Darezhan Omirbaev film director, screenwriter
  • Makhambet Otemisuly composer, former leader of movement against Russian Empire
  • Irina Petrushova journalist
  • Abai Qunanbayuli poet, composer, philosopher
  • David Rigert Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Roza Rymbaeva singer
  • Olga Rypakova Olympic medalist, track and field
S
  • Kurmangazy Sagyrbayuly composer, instrumentalist
  • Serik Sapiyev Olympic medalist, boxer
  • Marat Aldangorovich Sarsembaev jurist
  • Kanysh Satpayev engineer, geologist
  • Kanat Saudabayev politician
  • Saken Seyfullin poet, writer, national activist
  • Mukhtar Shakhanov writer, lawmaker, ambassador
  • Zhumabay Shayakhmetov politician

S - Z

  • Mustafa Shokay former leader of the Kokand revolt against the Bolsheviks
  • Baluan Sholak composer, singer, poet
  • Olzhas Suleimenov poet, politician, anti-nuclear activist
  • Imangali Tasmagambetov former prime minister
  • Isatay Taymanuly former leader of rebellious movement against Russian Empire
  • Marat Tazhin politician
  • Sergey Tereshchenko former prime minister
  • Kassym-Jomart Tokayev former acting prime minister, politician
  • Sultanmahmut Toraygirov poet, writer
  • Zhanseit Tuimebayev politician
  • Zharmakhan Tuyakbay politician
  • Mukhammedzhan Tynyshbayev historian, politician, engineer
  • Alla Vazhenina Olympic medalist, weightlifter
  • Shokan Walikhanuli scholar, ethnographer, historian
  • Khwaja Ahmad Yasavi poet, Muslim mystic
  • Tolkyn Zabirova singer
  • Ilyas Zhansugurov poet, writer
  • Yevgeny Zhovtis human rights activist
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