Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan, officially Republic of Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country of Central Asia surrounded by Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and China.

The capital of Kazakhstan is Astana. Oil, uranium, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery, chemicals, grain, wool, meat and coal are all major exports of this diverse country.

Due to the large scale of the country it has a diverse terrain there are many attractions for tourists. These include nature reserves, museums and cathedrals, architectural monuments, Tamgaly Petroglyphs Mountains and rock carvings, Charyn canyon also known as the little brother of the Grand Canyon and not to forget the only preserve in Central Asia Aksu-Dzhabagly.

About Kazakhstan

Country flag
Short Name
KAZ
Capital
Nur-Sultan
Language
Kazakh & Russian
Population
15,217,711
Area
2,724,900 km²
Calling Code
+7

National Olympic Committee

Country flag
NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan
NOC President
Recognition Year
1990
Address
The Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana city, postcode 010000, Business-Center "Turan 18", 7th floor
Web Address

Sports

Kazakhstan was once part of the Soviet Union, and did not compete in world sport under its own name until the 1990s. Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country which is why there is little doubt why the most popular sport in the country is football.

The sports that the Kazakhstan is renowned for include: boxing, chess, kickboxing, skiing, weightlifting, ice hockey, speed skating, gymnastics, water-polo, cycling, martial arts, triathlon, track-hurdles, sambo, greco-roman wrestling and billiards.

Kazakh athletes have won a total of 64 medals at Summer Olympic Games, and another 8 at Winter Olympic Games.

Kazakhstan is a former member of the East Asian Games. It now participates in the Central Asian Games.

Climate

Kazakhstan’s climate is sharply continental, and hot summers alternate with equally extreme winters, especially in the plains and valleys.

Temperatures fluctuate widely, with great variations between subregions. Average January temperatures in northern and central regions range from −2 to 3 °F (−19 to −16 °C); in the south, temperatures are milder, ranging from 23 to 29 °F (−5 to −1.4 °C). Average July temperatures in the north reach 68 °F (20 °C), but in the south they rise to 84 °F (29 °C). Temperature extremes of −49 °F (−45 °C) and 113 °F (45 °C) have been recorded.

Religion

Majority Islam

Culture

Kazakhstan has a number of modern theatres and offers Uighur, Korean, and Russian musicals, opera, ballet, and puppet performances.

Cinemas and art schools, dance ensembles, music groups, radio and television broadcasting are important in communications with distant farms and villages.

All of these encompass Kazakhstanis culture. Urban Kazaks tend to wear modern clothing, but the women of remote villages continue to wear traditional dresses and head scarves.

Before the Russian colonization, the Kazakhs had a well-articulated culture based on their nomadic pastoral economy.

Although Islam was introduced to most of the Kazakhs in the fifteenth century, the religion was not fully assimilated until much later. As a result, it coexisted with earlier elements of Tengriism.

Traditional moral values of Kazakhs are respect of the elders and hospitality to strangers. In the national cuisine, livestock meat can be cooked in a variety of ways and is usually served with a wide assortment of traditional bread products.

Also there has been a revival of the Kazakh language, which is returning into mainstream.

This is widely approved as a way of preserving the national identity and culture.

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30.06.2020
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26.06.2020
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23.06.2020
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22.06.2020
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14.06.2020
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20.05.2020
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17.05.2020
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, April 24, 2020: Team Kazakhstan athletes have recorded a video message to...
24.04.2020
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, April 21, 2020: Kazakhstan mogul skier Yulia Galysheva has been signed on...
21.04.2020
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, April 12, 2020: Timur Kulibayev, President of the Kazakhstan National Oly...
12.04.2020
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08.04.2020
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07.04.2020
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29.03.2020
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12.03.2020
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, March 3, 2020: The Kazakhstan Olympic Committee has recognised a number o...
03.03.2020
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, February 26, 2020: The National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan has elect...
27.02.2020
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, February 16, 2020: A meeting of Secretaries General of the Central Asian ...
16.02.2020
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, January 31, 2020: The President of the National Olympic Committee of Kaza...
31.01.2020
Almaty, Kazakhstan, January 6, 2020: The Kazakhstan women’s boxing team is holding a joint traini...
06.01.2020
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, December 17, 2019: The Order of Kurmet, the highest state award in Kazakh...
17.12.2019
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, December 11, 2019: The National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan hosted th...
11.12.2019
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, October 30, 2019: The National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan has announ...
30.10.2019
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, October 8, 2019: The President of the Kazakhstan Tennis Federation, Bulat...
08.10.2019
Kazakhstan, September 21, 2019: NOC Kazakhstan held their General Assembly on September 18. The a...
21.09.2019
Astana, Kazakhstan, September 10, 2019: The National Olympic Committee of Kazakhstan will hold a ...
10.09.2019
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, September 4, 2019: Danisa Duysengalieva, an official of the Directorate o...
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