Kazakhstan Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Kuirdak, is a dish prepared from freshly slaughtered meat and consists of the animal's liver, heart, kidneys and other organs... More
  • Family: Just over half of Kazakhstan's people live in cities, mostly in apartments. There is a housing shortage in Kazakhstan and... More
  • Fashion: Urban Kazaks wear Western style clothes. Traditionally Kazaks liked to wear boots with with a pair of felt stockings in... More
  • Visiting: “Come to my dastarkhan” is an invitation to a table spread with a Kazakh feast. Welcoming guests warmly and making... More

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Capital Astana
Government Type presidential republic
Currency KZT
Population 18,360,353
Total Area 1,052,084 Square Miles
2,724,900 Square Kilometers
Location Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural (Zhayyq) River in eastern-most Europe
Language Kazakh (Qazaq, state language) 64.4%, Russian (official, used in everyday business, designated the "language of interethnic communication") 95%

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