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Karen asks: What is the average temp in Almaty in January and February?
Expert's answer:
In Almaty, the average temperature in January is minus 4.7 degrees Celsius, in February - minus 3 degrees Celsius.
Sultan asks: I am from UAE and planning to relocate to khazakhstan especially Aktau due to its geographic area. However, i wonder if there are Muslims in Aktau and whether its possible for me to buy my own land or property. Thank you so much and apologize for the inconvenience.
Expert's answer:
Yes, a fairly large number of Muslims live in Aktau, here are the photos of the central mosque. You should contact local legal agencies to get the latest info about the real estate purchase. You can use this service to automatically translate the sites, when it is necessary.
Dest asks: What is the national animal of Kazakhstan?
Expert's answer:
The national animal of Kazakhstan is the snow leopard.
poly asks: I am offered a job in Kazakhstan? How is the political situation in Astana? Are there many Filipinos there as I am from the Philippines.
Expert's answer:
The political situation in the country and in Astana in particular is stable at the moment. Unfortunately, I haven't found any info about the number of Filipinos living in the city. I presume, their number is not high.
Geir Arveng asks: I would like to know which animal is pictured in the Taraz Coat of Arms.
Expert's answer:
You can see a leopard on the coat of arms of Taraz.
Will asks: What's the average height for male kazahs?
Expert's answer:
Unfortunately, I have not found any reliable studies on this subject but it looks like it is somewhere between 165-175 centimeters.
liz asks: Is there a swimming pool in Taldykorgan? If there is one how long is it?
Expert's answer:
I have found the contacts of two swimming pools in Taldykorgan. You can use the following service to translate sites from Russian.
Mac asks: When was the rail line between Atyrau to Kulsary and Tengiz constructed. Thank you very much!
Expert's answer:
This article about Atyrau region railroads will probably be useful. You can use this service to translate the sites from Russian.
Kristijan Pekic asks: How much money in cash I can take out of Kazakhstan?
Expert's answer:
You can take out up to 10,000 USD without declaration.
Darcy asks: Is the number 13 (especially Friday the 13th) considered unlucky in Kazakhstan, as it is in the West?
Expert's answer:
Yes, it is considered unlucky, the same is true for other countries of former USSR.
P asks: Hi, I have been offered a job in Aktau and I'm of Indian orgin does Aktau have any indians and what kind of Lifestyle can i expect over there? Thanks.
Expert's answer:
I could not find the information about Indians living in Aktau, I suppose the number is very low. Several sites about Aktau that may be useful to understand the city better (first, second). The following service to translate from Russian.
Hammad asks: Average temperature in Atyrau during September? What are the alphabets of Kazakhstan language?
Expert's answer:
The average temperature in Atyrau in September is about 17,5 C. The article about Kazakhstan alphabets that may be useful. The following service to translate from Russian.
Gloria asks: I am teaching at a camp for adopted children from Easter Europe, and two of our children are from Kazakhstan. I am hoping to teach about the animals and folktales of each country. I have plenty of info on Russia, but very little on Kaz. Can you help me with any ideas? Thanks!
Expert's answer:
I have found several Kazakh fairy tails and information about animals of Kazakhstan and some photos. The info is on Russian but you can translate it by using the following service.
Dave asks: What is local transport in Semey?
Expert's answer:
The public transport of the city is presented by buses and minibuses.
abdulgani asks: My question is... Turkestan city for which country?
Expert's answer:
Turkestan is the city of Kazakhstan.
Chelsea A asks: How many rays are on the sun on the Kazakhstan flag?
Expert's answer:
The sun has 32 rays on the flag of Kazakhstan.
mike arens asks: I am studying about glasnost. How has glasnost appeared in your town?
Expert's answer:
I haven't find the info about the issue related to Kazakhstan but here is an article about glasnost that may be interesting for you (to translate from Russian).
Ally asks: Hi. I'd like to ask how much is 2 bed. apartment cost to sell in Aksai? And were is best place to give the announcement? Many thanks
Expert's answer:
Here is the list of apartments for sale in Aksay city. Also the following site about Kazakhstan real estate may be useful, list of real estate agencies of Uralsk (capital city of the region). The pages are on Russian but you can translate them by using the following service.
monaliza endozo asks: Kazakhstan is part of what country? Is there a filipino citizen living in there? Do you think how many filipino living or working in there? thank you!
Expert's answer:
Today Kazakhstan is not a part of any country because it is an independent state. It was the part of Soviet Union before it collapsed. As for Filipino people living and working in Kazakhstan the number is minimal. The only info I have found is the news of 2006 saying that "A total of 231 of the 652 overseas Filipino workers in Kazakhstan have decided to go home".
Ahmed asks: Can you tell me some Bangladeshi, who lives in Kazakhstan?
Expert's answer:
Unfortunately I couldn't find any contacts of Bangladeshi people living in Kazakhstan now.
Nazym asks: What is the city code for Karaganda?
Expert's answer:
The phone code of Karaganda Kazakhstan is +7(7212). +7 is Kazakhstan international phone code and 7212 is Karaganda city code.
Raman asks: What is the phone code of Baikonur?
Expert's answer:
The phone code of Baikonur Kazakhstan is +7(33622). +7 is Kazakhstan international phone code and 33622 is Baikonur city code.
Tatiana asks: What is the phone code of Qostanay?
Expert's answer:
The phone code of Qostanay Kazakhstan is +7(7142). +7 is Kazakhstan international phone code and 7142 is Qostanay city code.
Alain asks: Whats the postal code of Chimkent city?
Expert's answer:
The phone code of Chimkent Kazakhstan is +7(7252). +7 is Kazakhstan international phone code and 7252 is Chimkent city phone code.
Luz asks: Is it necessary to write an address in Cyrillic alphabet in order for the letter or package to get to its destination?
Expert's answer:
No, it is not so necessary. If you are not sure in writing address in Cyrillic you need just to write the address as it is spelled in Cyrillic language like "Pushkin" or "Lenin".
George asks: Where is the oldest orchard in Kazakhstan?
Expert's answer:
Unfortunately I couldn't find exact information about the oldest Kazakhstan orchard. But I suppose the oldest orchards are located near Almaty («apple city»), former capital of Kazakhstan.
montse asks: Hello. I cant find out the monthly temperature in Kostanay. Can you help me, please? I have to organize a travel soon.
Expert's answer:
The average monthly temperatures for Kostanay city are:
Jan. –17.0 Feb. –16.6 Mar. –9.8 Apr. +3.8 May +13.0 Jun. +18.6 Jul. +20.4 Aug. +17.9 Sep. +12.0 Oct. +3.0 Nov. –6.2 Dec. –14.1.
Natasha asks: What can we buy with 2000 Kazakhstan tenge?
Expert's answer:
The amount of 2000 Kazakhstan tenge is about 15 USD. It is enough to have a dinner or rent an apartment for 1–2 days.
Mike asks: I met with one kazakh guy in Istanbul, and he was repeating word "kudakpazz", what does it mean?
Expert's answer:
Unfortunately I don't know Kazakh language myself and I have found nothing in the dictionaries. If anyone of our visitors knows the meaning of this word/phrase please contact us and we will publish the answer.
half-kazakh asks: about Kazakh word «kudakpazz»
Expert's answer:
Unfortunately, i have to reply to Mike: the word your new kazakh friend was using is translated as «d..khead». Im not sure in what context he was using. But definitely, very rude..poisoning nice Kazakh language...but bad words exist in all languages.
Chiara asks: Im fond in shamanic traditions around the world and my husband is going to travel to Atyrau for business soon. Where can he find shops or other means to buy traditional shamanic items? (drums etc...) or books (in english) dealing with shamanic traditions?
Expert's answer:
I could not find any info about Atyrau shamanic items shops but may be you can find something interesting for you in the following shop of Kazakh ethnic style items.
Mohammad asks: How I can migrate to Kazakhstan?
Expert's answer:
You haven't mentioned the country you are from but anyways you should contact the embassy of Kazakhstan in you country to obtain the information required to migrate to Kazakhstan.
Anonymous visitor asks: Distance between Uralsk to Atyrau?
Expert's answer:
The distance between Uralsk and Atyrau cities by road is about 510 km.
Deb asks: How much will it cost to fly from Nigeria to Ukraine and how many hours journey is it?
Expert's answer:
There is no direct flight available, so your first flight is from Abuja International airport to Frankfurt International airport. From Frankfurt there is a flight to Borispol International airport (Ukraine) available. For additional info about the flight you should check the sites of the airports.

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