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Google maps, detailed facts of Kazakhstan, (ISO: KZ) and the capital city, Astana. This page enables you to explore Kazakhstan and its land boundaries in total: 13,364 km. You may also view the border countries of Kazakhstan (total: 5, China 1,765 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,212 km, Russia 7,644 km, Turkmenistan 413 km, Uzbekistan 2,330 km with its area of total: 2,724,900 sq km; land: 2,699,700 sq km, water: 25,200 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of Kazakhstan.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in Kazakhstan, Asia starts here on this map & Wiki page.


Kazakhstan Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows Kazakhstan, located in Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural (Zhayyq) River in easternmost Europe with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.



You are viewing Kazakhstan and its location (Asia), at the geographic coordinates of 48 00 N, 68 00 E, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Kazakhstan, KZ. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Kazakhstan. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

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Geographical facts about Kazakhstan including Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan

Name of the country: Kazakhstan Capital city: Astana
Geographical coordinates of Kazakhstan: 48 00 N, 68 00 E Geographical coordinates of Astana: 51 10 N 71 25 E
Location of Kazakhstan: Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural (Zhayyq) River in easternmost Europe Continent / area: Asia
The area of Kazakhstan: total: 2,724,900 sq km; land: 2,699,700 sq km, water: 25,200 sq km Area comparative of Kazakhstan: slightly less than four times the size of Texas
The elevation data of Kazakhstan: mean elevation: 387 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Vpadina Kaundy -132 m, highest point: Khan Tangiri Shyngy 6,995 m The climate of Kazakhstan: continental, cold winters and hot summers, arid and semiarid
Land use of Kazakhstan: agricultural land: 77.4%; arable land 8.9%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 68.5%; forest: 1.2%; other: 21.4% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 20,660 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of Kazakhstan: world’s largest landlocked country; Russia leases approximately 6,000 sq km of territory enclosing the Baykonur Cosmodrome; in January 2004, Kazakhstan and Russia extended the lease to 2050 The terrain of Kazakhstan: vast flat steppe extending from the Volga in the west to the Altai Mountains in the east and from the plains of western Siberia in the north to oases and deserts of Central Asia in the south
Land boundaries of Kazakhstan: total: 13,364 km Borders countries of Kazakhstan: China 1,765 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,212 km, Russia 7,644 km, Turkmenistan 413 km, Uzbekistan 2,330 km
Maritime claims of Kazakhstan: none – (landlocked country)

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Fast facts about Kazakhstan

Are you traveling to Kazakhstan? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Asia, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural (Zhayyq) River in easternmost Europe.

Did you know that the legal system of Kazakhstan is civil law system influenced by Roman-Germanic law and by the theory and practice of the Russian Federation?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Kazakhstan, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 97,418 km, paved: 87,140 km, unpaved: 10,278 km (2012)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: Almaty 1.523 million; ASTANA (capital) 759,000 (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 53.2% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in Kazakhstan: 18,360,353 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 1.09% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Kazakh (official language, Qazaq) 74% (understand spoken language), Russian (official language, used in everyday business, designated the “language of interethnic communication”) 94.4% (understand spoken language) (2009 estimate). In these days, Kazakhstan has to face with a net migration rate of 0.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Kazakhstan nowadays; Kazakh (Qazaq) 63.1%, Russian 23.7%, Uzbek 2.9%, Ukrainian 2.1%, Uighur 1.4%, Tatar 1.3%, German 1.1%, other 4.4% (2009 estimate).

The right to vote in Kazakhstan can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Kazakhstan. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.

In case if you plan to visit Kazakhstan for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Kazakhstan are: Independence Day, 16 December (1991).

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Kazakhstan, these are the most likely dangers you might face: earthquakes in the south; mudslides around Almaty. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Astana and / or Kazakhstan?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Kazakhstan, the population has to face with a death rate of 8.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Kazakhstan

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Kazakhstan. Here they are: Kazakh (official language, Qazaq) 74% (understand spoken language), Russian (official language, used in everyday business, designated the “language of interethnic communication”) 94.4% (understand spoken language) (2009 estimate).

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .kz

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; continental, cold winters and hot summers, arid and semiarid.

Its capital city is Astana, where the local time zone is UTC+6, which is 11 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Astana: Kazakhstan has two time zones.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Kazakhstan; mean elevation: 387 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Vpadina Kaundy -132 m, highest point: Khan Tangiri Shyngy 6,995 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 0 km (landlocked country); note – Kazakhstan borders the Aral Sea, now split into two bodies of water (1,070 km), and the Caspian Sea (1,894 km) and the length of the land boundaries is total: 13,364 km.

Current environmental issues in Kazakhstan; radioactive or toxic chemical sites associated with former defense industries and test ranges scattered throughout the country pose health risks for humans and animals; industrial pollution is severe in some cities; because the two main rivers that flowed into the Aral Sea have been diverted for irrigation, it is drying up and leaving behind a harmful layer of chemical pesticides and natural salts; these substances are then picked up by the wind and blown into noxious dust storms; pollution in the Caspian Sea; soil pollution from overuse of agricultural chemicals and salination from poor infrastructure and wasteful irrigation practices.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: earthquakes in the south; mudslides around Almaty.

For your traveling options, there are 96 (2013) airports and 3 (2013) heliports in Kazakhstan all together with 4,000 km (on the Ertis (Irtysh) River (80%) and Syr Darya (Syrdariya) River) (2010) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 97,418 km, paved: 87,140 km, unpaved: 10,278 km (2012).

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Background of Kazakhstan

Like every nation, Kazakhstan also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; Ethnic Kazakhs, a mix of Turkic and Mongol nomadic tribes who migrated to the region by the 13th century, were rarely united as a single nation. The area was conquered by Russia in the 18th century, and Kazakhstan became a Soviet Republic in 1936. Soviet policies reduced the number of ethnic Kazakhs in the 1930s and enabled non-ethnic Kazakhs to outnumber natives. During the 1950s and 1960s agricultural “Virgin Lands” program, Soviet citizens were encouraged to help cultivate Kazakhstan’s northern pastures. This influx of immigrants (mostly Russians, but also some other deported nationalities) further skewed the ethnic mixture. Non-Muslim ethnic minorities departed Kazakhstan in large numbers from the mid-1990s through the mid-2000s and a national program has repatriated about a million ethnic Kazakhs back to Kazakhstan. These trends have allowed Kazakhs to become the titular majority again. This dramatic demographic shift has also undermined the previous religious diversity and made the country more than 70% Muslim. Kazakhstan’s economy is larger than those of all the other Central Asian states largely due to the country’s vast natural resources. Current issues include: developing a cohesive national identity, expanding the development of the country’s vast energy resources and exporting them to world markets, diversifying the economy, enhancing Kazakhstan’s economic competitiveness, and strengthening relations with neighboring states and foreign powers. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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