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flag Kazakhstan Kazakhstan: Introduction

Capital: Astana


Total Population: 17,037,508
Natural Increase: 1.5%
Density: 6 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 53.4%
Population of main cities including suburbs: Almaty (1,500,000); Astana (803,000); Symkent (530,000); Qaragandy (450,000); Taraz (360,000).
Ethnic Origins: Kazakhs (Qazaq) 53.4%, Russians 30%, Ukrainians 3.7%, Uzbeks 2.5%, Germans 2.4%, Tatars 1.7%, Uighurs 1.4%, others 4.9% (1999 figures )
Official Language: Kazakh is the State language and Russian is the language for intercommunity communication.
Other Languages Spoken: English is still rather less spoken.
Business Language(s): Russian
Religion: Muslims 47% ; Orthodox Christians 44.2% ; Protestants 1.9% ; Others 6.9%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Astana

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Kazakhstan Tenge (KZT)

Country Overview

Area: 2,724,900 km²
Type of State: Republic based on a Parliamentary democracy with a strong presidential system.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy, Transition country.
Dependence on hydrocarbon exports.
HDI*: 0.758/1
HDI (World Rank): 70/187

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To Make a Call From Kazakhstan, Dial 810
To Make a Call to Kazakhstan, Dial 7 and the city code.
Internet Suffix: .kz
Telephone Lines: 26.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 53.3 per 100 Inhabitants

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20092010201120122013
Imports of Goods (million USD) 28,40931,10737,05646,35848,873
Exports of Goods (million USD) 43,19659,97187,60392,28682,512
Imports of Services (million USD) 9,88111,16510,81212,60312,060
Exports of Services (million USD) 3,8133,8954,0734,5964,639

Source: WTO - World Trade Organization - Last Available Data.

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