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Kazakhstan's Information

Flag of Kazakhstan
Land Area 2,699,700 km2
Water Area 25,200 km2
Total Area 2,724,900km2 (#9)
Population 18,360,353 (#62)
Population Density 6.80/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $469.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $25,700
Currency Tenge (KZT)
More Information Kazakhstan
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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.


  • 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
  • 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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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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Which Is The Most Populous City In Kazakhstan?

With a population of nearly 2 million people, Almaty is Kazakhstan’s most populous city. It houses about 8% of the country’s total population.

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What Kind of Economy Does Kazakhstan Have?

The economy of Kazakhstan is the largest one in Central Asia and is supported by enormous oil reserves, minerals, and metals.

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What Languages are Spoken in Kazakhstan?

Kazakhstan is a bilingual nation where both Kazakh and Russian are spoken widely in the country.

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What is the majority religion in Kazakhstan?

Islam is the highest religion making up to 70% of the population, followed by Christianity forming 26% and other religions in the minority.

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What is the Capital of Kazakhstan?

Located on the Ishim River's bank, Astana is the capital city of Kazakhstan.

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Kazakhstan is a presidential republic where the President, the head of state, nominates the head of government.

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