Kazakhstan

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Kazakhstan on World Map

Continent – Asia

Region – Central Asia

Size – 2,724,900 km²

Geography – mostly steppes with desert in the south

Language – Kazakh 64%, Russian 95%

Religion – Muslim 70%, Christianity 26%, other 4%

Monetary Unit – Kazakhstani tenge

    

Natural Resources – petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, manganese, chrome ore, nickel, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, bauxite, gold, uranium

Agriculture – spring wheat, barley, potatoes, vegetables, melons, livestock

Industry – agricultural machinery, electric motors, construction materials, processing plants for natural resources

Map of Kazakhstan

Neighbouring Countries – Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan

Population –  17,948,816 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 1.17%

Average Life Expectancy – 70.24

Capital City – Astana (835,153)

Highest Mountain – Khan Tangiri Shyngy (6,995m)

Longest River – Irtysh (4,441 km)

Climate – Continental – Hot summers 18°C to 30°C, cold winters – -3°C to -40°C

Yearly Rainfall – 10 cm (approx) in desert areas and 35 cm (approx) in steppes

Plant Life – steppe vegetation, Shrenkii tulips, Scotch pines, aspen, birch, white poplar, olive, bird cherry and willow trees.

Animal Life – wolf, moose, wild boar, roe deer, lynx, polecats, weasels, foxes, badger, pine marten and ermine, hares, ground squirrels, jerboa, marmots, hedgehogs, hamsters, mice, and voles

Bird Life – 513 species including steppe eagle, hobby, grebe, booby, cormorant, heron, stork, ducks, geese and swans

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Kazakhstan. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/Kazakhstan.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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