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12 interesting facts about Kazakhstan

1. Kazakhstan is home to about 120 ethnic groups and nationalities

2. The border between Russia and Kazakhstan is the longest continuous land border in the world (7512.8 kilometers)

3. The chimney of Ekibastuz GRES-2 is the highest in the world (420 meters)

4. In 2009, Kazakhstan took the first place in the world in the production of uranium (14020 tons); in 2011, the country produced 19450 tons of uranium (35% of world production). Kazakhstan has the second largest uranium reserves in the world.

5. Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and the largest country that doesn’t have access to the ocean

6. Horses were first domesticated on the territory of the present Kazakhstan

7. Medeo is the highest mountain skating rink in the world. Highlands and pure mountain water to make the ice contribute to achieving high performance in speed skating, 170 world records were set here.

8. The first artificial satellite (Sputnik 1) and the first man (Yuri Gagarin) were sent into space from Baikonur cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan

9. Half of Lake Balkhash, one of the largest lakes in the world, consists of fresh water, the other half of the salt water.

10. Russian word for money (“dengi”) comes from the Turkic word “tenge” – the name of current currency of Kazakhstan

11. Astana – the name of the capital of Kazakhstan – means “capital city”.

12. Kazakh means “wanderer” or “independent.”

In addition, Kazakhstan has a wonderful and very memorable emblem and flag. The emblem depicts two mythical winged horses (Tulpar) and the upper vaulted domed part of the yurt (a portable frame dwelling of nomads), which symbolizes the common home of all peoples living in Kazakhstan. And on the sky blue flag of Kazakhstan, you can see the Sun with 32 rays in the center, under which there is a soaring golden eagle. These symbols of Kazakhstan will look great in the form of, for example, custom metal keychains.

The emblem of Kazakhstan

Emblem of Kazakhstan

The flag of Kazakhstan

Flag of Kazakhstan

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  • Emerald Rose · September 7, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    I only used this for school I would never read this out of curiosity. The facts were pretty cool though! :)


  • Dmitri Dom · February 7, 2018 at 12:43 am

    i love Kazakhstan KZ #1


  • Maria Warkentine · July 9, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    I’m an American and lived in Kazakhstan 17 years and never knew some of these interesting facts!


  • Altair Kassymbek · May 24, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    I’m from Kazakhstan I love this place <3


  • DAVID · June 1, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    it was good i just use it for school tho ty


  • Sasha · October 6, 2022 at 5:24 pm

    I was adopted from Kazakhstan and am doing a project on it. This is cool!


  • urgay · December 7, 2022 at 7:04 pm

    okay cool, facts where interesting.


  • ben · October 4, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    useful when looking for facts about kakastan


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