Kazakhstan

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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As Russia stumbles, Turkey and Kazakhstan sense opportunity

Asiatimes 25 May 2022
The burgeoning relationship between Kazakhstan and Turkey is among the most active examples ... Ankara and Nur-Sultan are even said to be developing transport ties to bypass Russia via the Trans-Caspian international transport route, which travels through China, Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey, and onward to Europe....
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In Turkey, Kazakhstan’s president talks trade and China transport

EurasiaNet 11 May 2022
As such, we will hold our Strategic Cooperation Council meeting in Kazakhstan in October.” ... Nicknamed the Iron Silk Road, the trans-Caspian route links the Chinese city of Xi’an with Istanbul via a railroad through Kazakhstan, a maritime link to Azerbaijan across the Caspian Sea, and onwards by rail through Georgia to Turkey....

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