Interesting and fun facts about Kazakhstan

What do you know about Kazakhstan?
Location: Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural (Zhayyq) River in easternmost Europe.
Coastline:Kazakhstan borders the Aral Sea, now split into two bodies of water (1,070 km), and the Caspian Sea (1,894 km)
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Here’s a list of Kazakhstan-related things you did not know about.


Interesting and fun facts about Kazakhstan-Population

Population: 19,092,000

Ethnic groups:Kazakh (Qazaq) 68%, Russian 20%, Uzbek 3%, Ukrainian 2%, Uighur 2%, Tatar 1%, German 1%

Languages:Kazakh (official, Qazaq) 83% (understand spoken language) and trilingual (Kazakh, Russian, English) 22%, Russian (official, used in everyday business, designated the "language of interethnic communication") 94% (understand spoken language)

Religions:Muslim 70%, Christian 26% (mainly Russian Orthodox).






Interesting and fun facts about Kazakhstan-Geography of Kazakhstan

Location: Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural (Zhayyq) River in easternmost Europe

Area: Kazakhstan is  larger than all of Western Europe.

Kazakhstan has one of the lowest population densities at 6 people per square mile.
Total: 2,724,900 sq km
land: 2,699,700 sq km
water: 25,200 sq km

Land boundaries: border countries: China 1765 km, Kyrgyzstan 1212 km, Russia 7644 km, Turkmenistan 413 km, Uzbekistan 2330 km
total: 13,364 km


Coastline:Kazakhstan borders the Aral Sea, now split into two bodies of water (1,070 km), and the Caspian Sea (1,894 km)

Elevation:lowest point: Vpadina Kaundy -132 m

highest point: Khan Tangiri Shyngy (Pik Khan-Tengri) 6,995 m

Natural resources:petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, manganese, chrome ore, nickel, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, bauxite, gold, uranium

Land use:agricultural land: 77%  (arable land: 9%)
forest: 1%



Interesting and fun facts about Kazakhstan-Capital

Capital: Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana)
est population: 1,045,000
Largest city: Almaty population. 1,84 million



Interesting and fun facts about Kazakhstan-Kazakhstan has 5 Unesco World Heritage sites

Cultural (3)
Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi (2003)
Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly (2004)
Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor (2014)

Natural (2)
Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan (2008)
 the Saryarka plains, a world-famous birdwatching site

Western Tien-Shan (2016)
According by UNESCO": The transnational property is located in the Tien-Shan mountain system, one of the largest mountain ranges in the world. Western Tien-Shan ranges in altitude from 700 to 4,503 m. It features diverse landscapes, which are home to exceptionally rich biodiversity". 


Interesting and fun facts about Kazakhstan-The traditional nomad home of the Kazakhs is known as a yurta. 

The traditional nomad home of the Kazakhs is known as a yurta. 
 The yurt is one of the oldest and greatest inventions of Eurasian nomads. 
The yurt is a nomadic dwelling used among the Kazakh and Kyrgyz peoples.
 It has a wooden circular frame covered with felt and braided with ropes, and can be easily assembled and dismantled within a short period of time. 
Its name comes from the Kazakh word meaning “community,” “people,” or “family.





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