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Interesting Facts about Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Interesting Facts

Kazakhstan, officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia. Here are some interesting facts about Kazakhstan:

  • Kazakhstan is considered home to about 120 ethnic groups and nationalities.
  • The longest continuous land border in the world is between Russian and Kazakhstan (7512 kilometers).
  • The tallest chimney in the world is in Kazakhstan – Ekibastuz GRES-2 (about 420 meters).
  • Kazakhstan has the second largest uranium reserves in the world.
  • Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and the largest country that doesn’t have access to the ocean.
  • Kazakhstan is the biggest land-locked country in the world.
  • Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world.
  • Horses were first domesticated on the territory of modern Kazakhstan.
  • The highest mountain skating rink in the world is in Kazakhstan. 170 world records were set on Kazakhstan mountain Medeo.
  • The world's  biggest and oldest space launch facility is in Kazakhstan. From Baikonur cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan, the first artificial satellite (Sputnik 1) and the first man (Yuri Gagarin) were sent into space.
  • Lake Balkhash is one of the largest lakes in the world. Half of lake consists of fresh water, the other half of the salt water.
  • The name of the capital of Kazakhstan – Astana – means “capital city”.
  • Kazakh means “wanderer”. Directly translation of Kazakhstan means Land of Wanderers.
  • Kazakhstan has a huge territory, but there are low number of UNESCO sites for such a size.
  • Kazakhstan national drink is Horse Milk.
  • Kazakhstan independent from the Soviet Union since 1991.
  • Kazakhstan Time zone: UTC+05:00.
  • Astana – the largest city in Kazakhstan.
  • 99 elements mentioned in the Mendeleev Periodic Table are found in Kazakhstan.
  • The most popular dish in Kazakhstan is “Beshbarmak”.
  • Horse meat is always on the menu in Kazakhstan.
  • There are wild apple trees in Kazakhstan.
  • Threated species of snow leopard found in Kazakhstan.
  • Kazakhstan is not the real home of Borat. Firstly, he was banned, after his catchphrase was used to promote tourism in Kazakhstan.
  • Most spoken languages in Kazakhstan are Russian and Kazakh. Both of them have many similarities.
  • The Kazakh Cyrillic alphabet has 9 unique characters that are not in the 33-character Russian Cyrillic alphabet.
  • Beer in pubs, clubs, restaurants in Kazakhstan is served with a straw in them.

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