Kazakhstan

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Republic of Kazakhstan

Capital

Astana

Official language (s)

Kazakh
Russian

Area

2.724.900 km2

Population

16.600.000

Ethnic groups

63,1% - Kazakh
23,7% - Russian
2,9% - Uzbek
2,1% -Ukrainian
1,4% - Uyghur
1,3% - Tatar
1,1% - German
4,5% - Other 

Major cities
(with population)

Almaty - 1.328.362
Shymkent - 454.583
Karagandy - 451.800
Taraz - 398.233
Astana - 389.189

Currency (-ies)

Tenge (KZT), subdivided into tiin 

Main religion (s)

70,2% - Muslim
26,2% - Christian

Time zone (s)

GTM + 05 to GTM + 06

Dialing code

+7-6, +7-7

Climate

Kazakhstan has a continental climate with seasonal temperature extremes. Winters are long and cold with snow cover lasting from 50 to 150 days depending on the region while summers are short hot and dry. Average temperature ranges in the north are from -18°C (-.4°F) in January to 19°C (66°F) in July, while in the south it ranges from -3°C (26.6°F) in January to 30°C (86°F) in July. 

Administrative division

Kazakhstan is divided into 14 provinces, and the provinces are subdivided into districts. Almaty and Astana cities have the status of State importance and do not relate to any province. 

Major airports

Almaty: Almaty International Airport (ALA)
Astana: Astana International Airport (TSE)
Shymkent: Shymkent Airport (CIT)
Karagandy: Sary-Arka Airport (KGF)







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