Republic of Kazakhstan is located in the center of the Asian Continent, with a population of 17,522,010, making it the
0th largest national population. Its capital is Astana and largest city is Almaty with a total population of 1,421,868.
The country encompasses 2,724,900 square kilometers making it the 9th largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and the Caspian Sea.

President Nursultan A. Nazarbayev is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote
and holds that position for seven years with a two-term limit. Prime Minister Serik A
khmetov is recognized as the
Head of Government and, along wi
th Deputy Prime Ministers Yerbol Orynbayev, Aset Isekeshev and Krymbek
usherbayev, achieves that status through appointment by the president and holds that position seven years. Its form
of government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 28th of January 1993.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Kazakh and Russian. It counts among its major religions Muslim,
Russian Orthodox, Protestant and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 60 AM, 17 FM, 9 Short
Wave and 12 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Khan Tangiri Shyngy, its highest point at 6,995 meters and Vpadina Kaundy, its
lowest point at –132 meters. Its principal waterways are the Irtysh River and the Syr Darya River, which measure
about 4,000 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are oil, coal, iron ore, manganese,
chromite, lead, zinc, copper, titanium, bauxite, gold and silver. Its official currency is the Kazakhstani Tenge.

Here’s something you may not know about Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is the home of Baikonur, The Russian Space
Program’s launch site, that is still in use today.
Astana- Kazakhstan's
capital city
Fishing in the Irtysh
Bridge across the Syr
Darya River- one of
Kazakhstan's principle
Ishim River
Kazakh kids
Tradtional Kazakh food
includes kazi (horse
meat)  and  kuirdak
Usyurt Plateau in
western Kazakhstan
Wrecked boat on the
Aral Sea near Kulandy,
Ural River
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Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
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less then 500
Tian Shan Mountains
on Kazakhstan's
border with Kyrgyzstan
northernmost point on
the border with Russia
easternmost point on
the border with Russia
and China
Khan Tengri Shyngy-
Kazakhstan's highest
point on the border
with China and
Almaty- Kazakhstan's
largest city
Zhambyl- Kazakhstan's
border crossing with
southernmost point on
the border with
Vpadina Kaundy-
Kazakhstan's lowest
point near the Aral Sea
Trans Unguz Karakam
Desert on
Kazakhstan's border
with Turkmenistan
Fort Shevchenko on
the Caspian Sea
Lighthouse on the
westernmost point
Folk dancers in
traditional Kazakhstani
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Lake Balkhash
Baikonur Cosmodrome
Aqtau on the Caspian