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.

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Kazakhstan to restrain cryptocurrency mining

The Manila Times 09 Dec 2022
Kazakhstan, one of the world's leading locations for cryptocurrency mining, has moved to reel in the power-hungry industry that has often burdened the ageing energy grid of the Central Asian country ... Kazakhstan has many benefits for the industry, including some of the cheapest ......

Crypto Miners in Kazakhstan to Buy Only Surplus Power, Under Digital Assets Bill

Bitcoin 08 Dec 2022
Companies extracting cryptocurrencies in Kazakhstan will be allowed to purchase only excess electricity on a government-controlled market. The decision comes with new legislation approved by lawmakers which regulates the activities of the industry and the taxation of its profits. Law to Regulate Crypto Mining in Kazakhstan, Change Licensing Rules....

Kazakhstan Presses On With Restrictive Bitcoin Mining Regulation

Bitcoin Magazine 07 Dec 2022
Kazakhstan is moving forward with regulation that will further stifle its bitcoin mining industry ... federal parliamentary body) detailed the government’s intentions, describing how, "Kazakhstan was used as a raw material appendage of the blockchain industry....

How was the Russian Federation formed?

Russia Beyond 07 Dec 2022
Byelorussia, Ukraine and the Middle Asian states (contemporary Turkmenistan, Tadzhikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan) were not parts of the RSFSR. The RSFSR accounted for over half of the population, two-thirds of the industrial and about half of the agricultural products of the Soviet Union ... Valentin Sobolev/TASS ... buildings, cars, and funds ... Subscribe ... ....

Kazakh, French leaders focus on trade, economic relations in Paris meeting

Anadolu Agency 29 Nov 2022
Macron, for his part, said Kazakhstan is “a strategic partner” of France ... It also noted that 90% of France’s trade with Central Asia is with Kazakhstan, with the two countries implementing projects in the fields of energy, mining and light industry, construction, aerospace, engineering, healthcare, and the food industry....

'Gas Union' of Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Requires Coordination at 1st stage - Kremlin

Urdu Point 29 Nov 2022
On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev discussed the creation of a "tripartite gas union" between Russia, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan at a meeting in Moscow ... Russia and Kazakhstan, as a partnership in the EAEU (Eurasian Economic Union), also have certain plans for the development of this industry....

ICCIMA, Kazakhstan cooperate to establish transport consortium

MENA FN 29 Nov 2022
(MENAFN) Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) has voiced eagerness to create a mutual transport consortium with Kazakhstan as well as to start a regular RO-RO service ... ....

Aviation Capital Group Announces Delivery of One A320neo to FlyArystan

Maryville Daily Forum 29 Nov 2022
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 29, 2022--. Aviation Capital Group LLC (“ACG”), announced today the delivery of one new Airbus A320neo aircraft on long-term lease to FlyArystan ... This press release features multimedia. View the full release here ... Business Wire) ... CALIFORNIA KAZAKHSTAN UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC. INDUSTRY KEYWORD ... ....

ICCIMA eager to launch transport consortium with Kazakhstan

MENA FN 27 Nov 2022
(MENAFN) Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) has showed eagerness to create a mutual transport consortium with Kazakhstan and to establish a regular RO-RO service ... ....
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Xi Jinping and Kassym Jomart Tokayev sign documents during the signing ceremony

Multipolarity on the rise in the Kazakh steppes

Asiatimes 24 Nov 2022
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who has been re-elected president of Kazakhstan, made a tantalizing remark to reporters on Sunday (November 20) that his country will pursue a multi-vector policy ... Train lines linking Chinese industrial hubs to European cities have since emerged across Kazakhstan....

The Geopolitics of Kazakhstan in an Emerging Multipolar World

GlobalResearch 22 Nov 2022
Kazakhstan has a GDP of $179.332 billion and an annual growth rate of 4.5% ... Development of petroleum, natural gas, and mineral extractions has attracted most of the over $40 billion in foreign investment in Kazakhstan since 1993 and accounts for some 57% of the nation’s industrial output (or approximately 13% of gross domestic product)....

Kazakhstan to start talks on trade deal next month: envoy

Dawn 21 Nov 2022
Speaking to the media at a seminar organised by the Centre for Pakistan and International Relations (COPAIR), the envoy said Kazakhstan’s commerce and industry minister would visit Pakistan next month to discuss the trade agreement, among other things. Kazakhstan President ......

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