Facts and stats about Kazakhstan

17.74 million

Population. Ranked 61st in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 52nd in 2012.


China 1,533 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,224 km, Russia 6,846 km, Turkmenistan 379 km, Uzbekistan 2,203 km
Largest city Almaty - 1,185,900
Capital city Astana - 280,200
Major language Kazakh, Russian
Major religion Islam, Christianity
Monetary unit tenge
Alternative names Republic of Kazakhstan, kazakstan, Kazakhstan, Qazaqstan Respublikasy, Kazakhstan, Republic of
Groups Christian countries, Cold countries, Former Soviet republics, Landlocked countries, Muslim countries, South and Central Asia, Sparsely populated countries, World

Interesting observations about Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan ranked first for agricultural land > sq. km amongst Muslim countries in 2011.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for area > total amongst Landlocked countries in 2013.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for arable land > hectares per capita amongst Cold countries in 2011.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for produce > cereal > land under cereal production > hectares per 1000 globally in 2012.
  • Kazakhstan ranked second for GDP amongst Former Soviet republics in 2012.
  • Kazakhstan ranked first for GDP per capita amongst South and Central Asia in 2012.
  • Kazakhstan ranked #9 for population amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2013.


Hi David, see: http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/History-of-Kazakhstan as well as the links from that page.

Posted on 29 Apr 2005

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor

Suchita Vemuri, Staff Editor