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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
Largest Cities

ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Kazakhstan is one of the world's least traveled-to destinations (for now).

Of the "stans" countries, it is the most economically advanced in its post-Soviet independence.

The social hub and former capital, Almaty has a European feel with first class hotels, charming boutiques, restaurants and cafes, along with casinos, museums and beautiful mountain scenery.

In the northern part of the country, Astana, the capital city, offers a unique blend of Islamic, Western and Soviet cultures.

Tourist facilities are limited in the outer regions of the country and travelers are advised to use Almaty or Astana as the base and to utilize the expertise of guides or tour operators.

Because it is a relatively new tourism destination, English is not widely spoken. It is difficult to get around the country without some Russian or Kazakh language knowledge.


  • Calling Code: 7 +
  • Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
  • Drive on the: Right
  • Times to Travel: Kazakhstan has four distinct seasons, and like any destination, the weather can, at times, be unpredictable. Most travelers prefer to visit from late April to late October.

    The climate is arid, except for the mountain ranges in the east and southeast.

    During the summer, the skies are generally sunny with comfortable temperatures ranging from the low 80° F (26° C) in the central and southwest, to mid-70° F (21° C) in the south. Winters are very cold with temperatures commonly well below zero.

  • NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
  • Kazakhstan Travel Advice and Warnings
This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.

Kazakhstan Trivia

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.

Biggest Cities In Kazakhstan

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.

The Economy Of Kazakhstan

What Languages are Spoken in Kazakhstan?

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

What Languages Are Spoken In Kazakhstan?

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.

Religion in Kazakhstan

What is the Capital of Kazakhstan?

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

What Is The Capital Of Kazakhstan?

What Kind of Government Does Kazakhstan Have?

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

What Type Of Government Does Kazakhstan Have?

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