Kazakhstan profile

Kazakh Muslims drive sheep for slaughter outside a mosque in Almaty One of Kazakhstan's main exports is wool
  • Full name: Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Population: 16.4 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Astana
  • Largest city: Almaty
  • Area: 2.7 million sq km (1 million sq miles)
  • Major languages: Kazakh, Russian
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 73 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Kazakh tenge = 100 tiyn
  • Main exports: Oil, uranium, ferrous and nonferrous metals, machinery, chemicals, grain, wool, meat, coal
  • GNI per capita: US $8,620 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .kz
  • International dialling code: +7

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