Kazakhstan (i/ˌkæzækˈstɑːn, ˌkɑː-, -zɑːk-, -ˈstæn/;Kazakh: Қазақстан, Qazaqstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi) is larger than all of Western Europe. By 2006, Kazakhstan had become the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. The country has vast mineral resources.

It has borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. With an estimated 18 million people as of 2014, Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous country in the world. Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from Almaty.

Latest News for: Kazakhstan industry


Corruption in Kazakhstan’s mining sector affects Russia’s interests

Blitz 02 Mar 2024
Aurora Minerals Group, which advertises itself as a “full-chain exploration service provider in Kazakhstan and Central Asia” and was founded by so-called veterans of Kazakhstan’s minerals industry, Kaisar Kozhamuratov and Said Sultanov, is the latest to be embroiled in scandal ......

Kazakhstan to unify time zones across 1,900 miles

Hong Kong Standard 29 Feb 2024
Consumers in Kazakhstan have received messages from banks, mobile ... Kazakhstan's backbone oil industry is concentrated in its west and is therefore unlikely to suffer from any disruptions....

Kazakhstani Railroad's Soonest Entry Into Digital Race Becomes Must - Tokayev

MENA FN 28 Feb 2024
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, February 28. Kazakhstan's railroad industry should join the digital revolution, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said during a visit to ... ....

Kazakh Minister Of Industry And Construction To Embark On Official Visits To US, Canada

MENA FN 21 Feb 2024
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, February 21. Kazakh delegation headed by Minister of Industry and Construction Kanat Sharlapayev is scheduled to pay working visits to the US and ... ....

Today in Kuwait history

Kuna 21 Feb 2024
1977 -- A ground satellite station in Umm Al-Aish began transmission ... The independent authority, supervised by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, has a mandate of regulating stock market in a fair and transparent manner. 2010 -- Kazakhstan won the first international police shooting championship, held in Kuwait. The Kuwaiti team came fourth ... ....

ASEAN tourism reaps Spring Festival gains

China Daily 21 Feb 2024
  ... The visa exemption policy for visitors from China, India and Kazakhstan, and the increased frequency of flights are greatly supporting the Thai tourism industry, Thai Minister of Tourism and Sports Sudawan Wangsuphakitkoson told a recent news conference ... Visa-free policy hailed ... This revenue has contributed to businesses at various levels ... ....

India and Central Asia connecting for mutual benefit

Financial Express 19 Feb 2024
Within this context, we must continue to prioritise its relationship with key Central Asian partners throughout 2024 and beyond, as the vast economic and strategic potential of countries like Kazakhstan can help play a key role in helping India realise its global ambitions....

Kazakhstan Sets Start-Date For Construction Of ICIC On Border With Uzbekistan

MENA FN 19 Feb 2024
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, February 19. A meeting of the working group to accelerate the creation of the international center for industrial cooperation (ICIC) "Central ... ....

Development Of The Middle Corridor Is Of Great Importance For Kazakhstan - Minister

MENA FN 17 Feb 2024
(MENAFN - AzerNews) Minister of Industry and Construction of Kazakhstan Kanat Sharlapayev during the meeting of the Kazakh-German Intergovernmental Working Group on Trade and Economic ... ....

Qatar, Kazakhstan discuss ways to enhance trade ties

The Peninsula 15 Feb 2024
President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H E Kassym-Jomart Tokayev along with H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Thani, Minister of Commerce and Industry, opened the business roundtable between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Kazakhstan....

QC Chairman underscores importance of activating MoU signed with Kazakhstan Chamber

The Peninsula 15 Feb 2024
This came during the Qatar-Kazakhstan Business Roundtable, which was held yesterday at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, in the presence of President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H E Kassym Jomart Tokayev, and H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Thani, Minister of Commerce and Industry....

Qatar and Kazakhstan: Promising prospects to enhance strategic ties

The Peninsula 14 Feb 2024
A group of Qatari companies is also looking into the possibility of participating in the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Comprehensive Privatization Plan as well as benefiting from the investment projects proposed in the sectors of agricultural, mining, petrochemical industry, tourism ......

Qatar, Kazakhstan business roundtable focuses on boosting bilateral trade

Gulf-Times 14 Feb 2024
Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev along with HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Thani opened the business roundtable between Qatar and Kazakhstan.Held recently in Doha, the roundtable aimed at highlighting the investment ......