The largest country of 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.
The capital of Kazakhstan is Astana. This city is known in Europe because of the professional cycling team Astana Pro Team. Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997. Almaty, located close to the border with Kyrgyzstan, was the capital city of Kazakhstan before Astana became the capital. Almaty is the largest city in the country with 1.8 million inhabitants. and home to the most important airport in the country. We offer useful information about the airports of Astana and Almaty.
Practical information about Kazakhstan:
Time zone: West Kazakhstan +5 and East Kazakhstan +6
Currency: Kazakhstani tenge
National Day: 25 October