Interesting facts about Kazakhstan

The Republic of Kazakhstan is a country rich in the cultural and historical heritage of the people inhabiting it. It is not only boundless steppes, it is also an ancient history, magnificent nature and much, much more.

Kazakhstan occupies the ninth place in the world in terms of area.

Contrary to popular belief, Kazakhstan is not a very Asian country, since part of the territory of this state is geographically related to Europe.

The national currency of Kazakhstan is called tenge.

Kazakhstan is the largest country among those not having access to the oceans, as it has access only to the inland seas, the Caspian and Aral Sea.

The famous cosmodrome Baikonur, where Russian launch vehicles are launched, is located in Kazakhstan.

The name of the city of Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, is translated from the Kazakh language as “capital”.

On the territory of this state there is an amazing lake Balkhash, half of the water in it is fresh, and half is salty.

The average population density in Kazakhstan is not much higher than in Siberia – about 6 people per square kilometer.

Anthropologists believe that the ancestors of modern Kazakhs for the first time in the history of mankind saddled horses.

The pink flamingos periodically fly to the Kurgaldzhinsky Reserve in Kazakhstan.

About 130 different peoples live on the territory of this country.

The border between Russia and Kazakhstan is the longest continuous land border in the world.

The chimney at Ekibastuz GRES-2 is the highest in the world, it is a quarter higher than the Eiffel Tower.

It is from Kazakhstan that such common things as apples and tulips occur.

In the Kazakh language at various times different written alphabets were used – Latin, Arabic, Cyrillic.

Wild camels and horses on the uninhabited expanses of Kazakhstan steppes are by no means a rarity.

The basis of Kazakh cuisine is meat.