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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Kazakh government roadblocking car protests

EurasiaNet 15 Nov 2021
Activists calling for reductions to the unpopular recycling fees that Kazakhstan slaps on car imports are finding that the promised relaxation of rules governing public demonstrations do not apply to them ... But critics allege that most of the so-called locally manufactured cars are close to complete by the time they arrive in Kazakhstan....

Ukraine announces start of ‘energy war’ with Russia

Russia Today 12 Nov 2021
... we are in reality locked in a state of war with Russia.” According to him, the neighboring nation is “blocking imports from Kazakhstan, preventing railroad cars laden with coal from traveling to Ukraine, and reducing the order of gas transit capacity.”....

Kazakhstan: Owners of Russian cars protest steep registration fees

EurasiaNet 10 Nov 2021
Cars in Russia cost much less than in Kazakhstan ... By law, a citizen of Kazakhstan can operate a car registered in another country for no more than a year; cars no longer registered abroad must be registered in Kazakhstan within 10 days ... Even without older cars imported through Russia, Kazakhstan's car fleet is itself outdated....

Oscars International Race Ties Record With 93 Contenders

The Wrap 10 Nov 2021
Ninety-three films have been submitted in the Best International Feature Film category at the 94th Academy Awards, tying the record for eligible films that was set last year ... These lists could contain films that are later deemed to be ineligible, although that is unlikely as this stage in the process ... 19 ... “Drive My Car,” Ryusuke Hamaguchi ... Kazakhstan ... ....

STROBEL: SUNrise at the Village

Toronto Sun 01 Nov 2021
In its pages you will also find kids, and kids grown up, who have made their way to the Village on many hard roads — from a “baby house” in Kazakhstan, from an orphanage in China, on a painful trail of amputations, from a prenatal stroke, from a daycare expulsion, from car ......

Kazakhstan Recognizes Xinjiang Refugees, China Retaliates

Bitter Winter English 20 Oct 2021
China retaliates in the trade sphere Kazakh entrepreneurs are losing money because China does not accept Kazakhstan’s freight cars ... China’s suspension of Kazakhstan’s closed freight cars coincided with the granting of refugee status to Kaisha Akan and Bagashar Malik, followed by Kaster Musakhan and Murager Alimuly....

Kazakhstan bars entry to Xinjiang repression researcher

EurasiaNet 06 Sep 2021
“When I asked why [I had been banned], he said I should ask the [Foreign Ministry], while asking me if I had violated any laws in Kazakhstan ... In total, around 12,000 railroad cars have been blocked from crossing from Kazakhstan into China since November, causing considerable headaches to local exporters....

Kazakhstan increases passenger vehicle manufacturing over 7M2021

Marietta Daily Journal 31 Aug 2021
31—A total of 40,674 passenger cars were ......

New highs seen for nation's trade with Northeast Asia

China Daily 31 Jul 2021
"It now takes 30 days for a car made in Japan to be shipped to Dalian Port by sea and transported to Kazakhstan by rail via the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region," he said, adding it used to take more than 80 days via the Mediterranean Sea, the Black Sea and Russia in the past.