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Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly less than four times the size of Texas 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly less than four times the size of Texas 2008
Area > Land 2.67 million sq km 2008 10th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 174.04 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 16th out of 224
Area > Total 2.72 million sq km 2013 10th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 250 2011 157th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 250 2008 151st out of 169
Climate continental, cold winters and hot summers, arid and semiarid 2013
Geographic coordinates 48 00 N, 68 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 2.7 million sq km 2008 10th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 1,000,000 square miles 2013 5th out of 98
Location Central Asia, northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural (Zhayyq) River in eastern-most Europe 2013
Natural resources major deposits of petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, manganese, chrome ore, nickel, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, bauxite, gold, uranium 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 2.72 million km² 2005 9th out of 204
Terrain 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 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

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Kazakhstan Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for area > total amongst Muslim countries in 2013.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for land boundaries > total amongst Landlocked countries in 2013.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for area > land > per capita amongst Former Soviet republics in 2008.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for irrigated land > per capita amongst Cold countries in 2003.