Almaty Chamber of Commerce and Industry GENERAL

Report
REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
GENERAL INFORMATION
Constitutional framework The Republic of Kazakhstan is a unitary state with a
presidential form of government. The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan is
the head of state, its highest official, determining the direction of the state's
domestic and foreign policies and representing Kazakhstan in national and
international relations.
Territory: 2, 724, 900 sq. km (1 052 085 sq. miles)
9th largest country in the world
2nd ranked CIS country
Population: 16 millions
National currency: tenge (100 tenge= 0.51 euros = 0.68 USA dollars) .
Time: Kazakhstan is divided into two time zones: the eastern (main) zone and
the western zone. Almaty and Astana are 6 hours ahead of Greenwich Time.
Language: Kazakh is the official language. Among state and local political
authorities, Russian as well as Kazakh is used.
GENERAL INFORMATION
Religion: Today, Kazakhstan is a religiously diverse country where over
3000 denominations operate, representing 40 religions having at their
disposal over 2500 religious facilities. Islam and Christianity are the
predominant religions. Disposal more than 2500 religious constructions.
Islam and Christianity are the prevailing religions.
Administrative and territorial division:
Regions
Akmola region
Karagandy region
Zhambyl region
North-Kazakhstan region
Mangystau region
Atyrau region
Almaty region
Kostanay region
West-Kazakhstan region
South-Kazakhstan region
Pavlodar region
East-Kazakhstan region
Aktobe region
Kyzylorda region
Cities of national significance:
Astana city– the capital of Kazakhstan; Almaty city
THE PRESIDENT
OF THE
REPUBLIC OF
KAZAKHSTAN
NAZARBAYEV N. А.
THE NATIONAL FLAG OF THE
REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
THE NATIONAL ARMS OF
REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN
KAZAKHSTAN IS LOCATED ON A JOINT
OF TWO CONTINENTS – EUROPE AND ASIA
TERRITORY OF KAZAKHSTAN– 2 724 900 km²
POPULATION – 16 millions
KAZAKHSTAN IS LOCATED IN
FOUR CLIMATIC ZONES
ASTANA – IS THE
CAPITAL OF THE
REPUBLIC OF
KAZAKHSTAN
COSMODROME "BAIKONUR" —THE FIRST
AND WORLD'S LARGEST COSMODROME
THE KAZAKH CULTURE AND TRADITIONS
MODERN KAZAKHSTAN
Presidency of Kazakhstan in OSCE
MODERN KAZAKHSTAN
Asian Winter Games
2011

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