Wikipedia Summery on Kazakhstan:
Kazakhstan (i/?kz?k?stn/ or /?kæz?k?stæn/; Kazakh: ? Qazaqstan, pronounced [q?z?qstn]; Russian: ? [k?z?x?stan]), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a contiguous transcontinental country in Central Asia, with its smaller part west of the Ural River in Eastern Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world; its territory of 2,727,300 square kilometres (1,053,000 sq mi) is larger than Western Europe. 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 17 million people (2013 estimate) Kazakhstan has the 62nd largest population in the world, though its population density is less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved from Almaty in 1997.
Wikipedia URL: http://www.wikipedia.com/wiki/Kazakhstan
Map Reference: Commonwealth of Independent States
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