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HOME: Kazakhstan Facts

Kazakhstan Facts and Stats


Are you looking for Kazakhstan facts, stats and trivia info? Below you will find some fun Kazakh information and resources that will help you impress friends and family on your next game of Trivial Pursuit.


Official Name: Republic of Kazakhstan


Almaty, KazakhstanArea: 2,717,300 km² (1,049,155 miles²) Central Asia’s largest nation and the world's largest landlocked nation.


Kazakhstan Topography:


Although high mountain ranges fringe Kazakhstan’s eastern and southeastern boarders, the terrain of Kazakhstan consists mostly of deserts, steppes (vast, semiarid grassy plains), and hilly upland areas. Deserts and semi deserts cover more than two-thirds of Kazakhstan’s surface area.



Kazakhstan Map

Reproduced with permission from Lonely Planet Publications © 2005



Kazakhstan Time Zones:


Kazakhstan has three time zones, GMT +4, +5 and +6 hours


Kazakhstan Weather:


Kazakhstan has a continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Temperatures can vary greatly between mountain and dessert regions. Average daily temperatures in January can range from -19°C to -4°C (-2°F to 25°F), while daily temperatures in July range from 19°C to 26°C (66°F to 79°F). Extreme summer temperatures can reach 45°C (113°F), and extreme winter temperatures can fall below -45°C (-49°F).


Kazakhstan Population:


15,185,844 people (July 2005 est.)
Population growth rate: 0.3% (2005 est.)
Life Expectancy at birth: (2005 est.)
1. Female: 72.2 years
2. Male: 61.21 years
3. Total Population: 66.55 years
Sex ratio in Kazakhstan: 0.93 male(s)/female (2005 est.)


Kazakhstan Ethnic Groups:


Soyuz RocketAmong the total population of Kazakhstan, 53.4% are Kazakh/Qazaq, 30% Russian, 3.7% Ukrainian, 2.5% Uzbek, 2.4% German, 1.7% Tatar and 4.9% other. (1999 census)


Kazakhstan Languages:


Kazakh/Qazaq (official language - spoken by 64.4% of the population), Russian (official language and language of interethnic communication in Kazakhstan - spoken by 95% of the population).


Kazakhstan Religions:


Muslim (47%), Russian Orthodox (44%), Protestant (2%), other (7%)


Government type: Republic


Capital: Astana


Kazakhstan National Anthem (follow this link to learn the words)



Country Dialing Code: 7


Electricity: 220V, 50Hz, European socket (2-pins)


Additional Information for Kazakhstan Travel:

Independent Kazakhstan Guides & Interpreters


Kazakhstan Travel - Almaty