Kazakhstan (i/ˌkæzækˈstɑːn, ˌkɑː-, -zɑːk-, -ˈstæn/;Kazakh: Қазақстан, Qazaqstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi) is larger than all of Western Europe. By 2006, Kazakhstan had become the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. The country has vast mineral resources.

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 an estimated 18 million people as of 2014, Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous country in the world. Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from Almaty.

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Floods grip Russia

Deccan Herald 15 Apr 2024
Russia warned people to evacuate parts of the Urals ......

Floods grip Russia's Kurgan region as Tobol River rises

Colorado Springs Gazette 15 Apr 2024
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Russia warned people to evacuate ......

Devastating floods ravage Kazakhstan and Russia

Deutsche Welle 15 Apr 2024
Tens of thousands of people were displaced following devastating floods after major rivers burst their banks in northern Kazakhstan and Russia ... ....

Thousands evacuated from flood-hit Russian city

Dawn 14 Apr 2024
In the city of Orenburg, one of the worst-hit areas in Russia, the Ural River breached its banks, submerging streets and residential areas and water levels continued to rise ... Fast-rising temperatures have melted snow and ice, and along with heavy rain have caused a number of major rivers that cross Russia and Kazakhstan to overflow this month....

More homes in Russia's Orenburg flooded, water levels inch down

GDN Online 14 Apr 2024
Authorities in the southern Russian city near Kazakhstan called on thousands of residents to evacuate immediately on Friday as major rivers burst their banks after a historic deluge of melting snow....

Kazakhstan's National Bank Schedules Launching Unified QR Code System

MENA FN 13 Apr 2024
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, April 13. By 2025, theNational Bank of Kazakhstan intends to implement a national unifiedQR code system for all the country's banks, chairman of ... ....

'The water is coming': Russians flee flooded homes

The Peninsula 13 Apr 2024
This is one of several major rivers flowing through Russia and Kazakhstan that have breached their banks this month, causing widespread flooding ... In neighbouring Kazakhstan, more than 100,000 residents have been evacuated....

'The water is coming:' Thousands of Russians flee flooded homes

Gulf Today 13 Apr 2024
This is one of several major rivers flowing through Russia and Kazakhstan that have breached their banks this month, causing widespread flooding ... In neighbouring Kazakhstan, more than 100,000 residents have been evacuated....

African nation to use Russian payment system Mir

Russia Today 13 Apr 2024
A local official says such a move would further enhance Mali’s relations with Moscow, a state of affairs that has been decried in the West ... Partner banks now accept the Mir card in Abkhazia, Armenia, Belarus, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, South Korea, and South Ossetia ... READ MORE. Two more Russian allies stop accepting payment card ... ....

Russia, Kazakhstan floods: High water levels swamp Orenburg houses

RNZ 12 Apr 2024
Kazakhstan has also been badly affected, with 100,000 people evacuated from their homes in the last week ... Last week, several rivers - including the Ural, Europe's third-largest - burst their banks. A number flow back and forth between Russia and Kazakhstan ... From Orenburg the Ural flows through northwest Kazakhstan and into the Caspian Sea....

Russia floods: 'Critical' mass evacuations ordered

Deutsche Welle 12 Apr 2024
Hundreds of thousands of people in southern Russia and Kazakhstan have been told to leave their homes after the Ural River burst its banks, causing the worst flooding on record in the region ... ....

Floods in Russia, Kazakhstan cause havoc

Gulf Today 12 Apr 2024
But this year the flooding took a disastrous turn with many of the rivers in Russia flowing into Kazakhstan and rivers from Kazakhstan flowing north into Russia overflowed their banks, and thousands of homes were destroyed in the two countries, and many thousands of people have become homeless....

Russia, Kazakhstan battle record floods as rivers rise further

Gulf Today 12 Apr 2024
Almost 100,000 people have been evacuated due to floods in Kazakhstan, the country's emergencies ministry said on Friday ... The Russian city of Orenburg battled rising water levels on Thursday after major rivers across Russia and Kazakhstan burst their banks in the worst flooding seen in the areas in nearly a century....