The largest country in Central Asia is partly situated in Europe. The area west of the Ural River is considered as European territory. Kazakhstan is surrounded by several countries and the Caspian Sea, and is located far away from the oceans. The economy of the country is largely dependent on the oil and gas sector. In 1997, the capital of Kazakhstan was moved to Akmola, this city was renamed Astana in 1998 and Nur-Sultan in 2019. Much of the population still uses the name Astana, the Kazakh translation of capital. Almaty close to the border with Kyrgyzstan is the country’s largest city with 2 million inhabitants, here you will find the busiest airport in the country. We offer useful information about the airports in Almaty and Nur-Sultan. Kazakhstan’s national flag carrier is Air Astana.
Practical information about Kazakhstan:
Time zone: West Kazakhstan +5 and East Kazakhstan +6
Currency: Kazakhstani tenge
National Day: 25 October