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General


Population: 15,522,373 (2011)
Land Area: 2,717,300 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, manganese, chrome ore, nickel, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, bauxite, gold, uranium
Capital: Astana
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Nursultan A. Nazarbayev (1991)
Head of Government: Karim Massimov (2007)
Languages: Kazakh, Russian
Currency: Tenge (KZT)
Major Religions: Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, Other 7%
Major Ethnicities: Kazakh 53.4%, Russian 30%, Ukrainian 3.7%, Uzbek 2.5%, German 2.4%, Tatar 1.7%, Uygur 1.4%, Other 4.9%
Life Expectancy: 68.51 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 131 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 197.7 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 12,800 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 7% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 5.4%, Industry 42.8%, Services 51.8% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 28.2%, Industry 18.2%, Services 53.6% (2010)
Industries: Oil, coal, iron ore, manganese, chromite, lead, zinc, copper, titanium, bauxite, gold, silver, phosphates, sulfur, iron and steel, tractors and other agricultural machinery, electric motors, construction materials
Agriculture Products: Grain, cotton; livestock
Human Development Index: 0.745 (68th)
Tourism Revenue: 793 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5.5% (2010)

MilitaryKazakhstan Map


Army Size: 65 800 (2004)
Budget: 0.9% of GDP (2002)

Current Situation

 

Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia. Kazakhstan is bordered by China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Kazakhstan's growth rate has been very high for the past decade and it is a trend that promises to continue. Kazakhstan benefits from exports of oil and natural gas which contributes generously to the government budget.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Kazakhstan
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Kazakhstan
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/KAZ.html

Updated on: December 21, 2011