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

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Kazakh & Russian
2,724,900 km²
Calling Code

National Olympic Committee

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National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan
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The Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana city, postcode 010000, Business-Center "Turan 18", 7th floor
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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.


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.


Majority Islam


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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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, March 3, 2020: The Kazakhstan Olympic Committee has recognised a number o...
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Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, December 17, 2019: The Order of Kurmet, the highest state award in Kazakh...
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