Kazakhstan is the richest country in Central Asia, due to its large oil and natural gas reserves. The country inherited the culture of the ancient Silk Road, Nomadic lifestyle and the Soviet Union which had a great influence on its formation.
What is special about Kazakhstan?
Kazakhstan is the worlds largest landlocked country, at 2,724,900 km2, larger than all of Western Europe. It borders five countries – Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. 4. It has been ruled by the same president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, since it claimed independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.
What was Kazakhstan formerly known as?
republic of the U.S.S.R. The capital is Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana, Aqmola, and Tselinograd), in the north-central part of the country. Kazakhstan, formerly a constituent (union) republic of the U.S.S.R. , declared independence on December 16, 1991.