Kazakhstan (i/ˌkæzækˈstɑːn, ˌkɑː-, -zɑːk-, -ˈstæn/;Kazakh: Қазақстан, Qazaqstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia, with a minor part west of the Ural River and thus in Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country by land area and the ninth largest country in the world. Its territory of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi) is larger than all of Western Europe. By 2006, Kazakhstan had become the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. The country has vast mineral resources.

It has borders with (clockwise from the north) Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan, and also adjoins a large part of the Caspian Sea. The terrain of Kazakhstan includes flatlands, steppe, taiga, rock canyons, hills, deltas, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. With an estimated 18 million people as of 2014, Kazakhstan is the 61st most populous country in the world. Given its large land area, its population density is among the lowest, at less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 people per sq. mi.). The capital is Astana, where it was moved in 1997 from Almaty.

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Kazakhstan protests lead to sharp growth of uranium prices in global market

Resource World 17 Jan 2022
Global uranium prices have risen sharply due to current political unrests in Kazakhstan, one of the world’s largest uranium producers ... At present almost 100% of the Kazakh uranium output is exported to abroad, while currently Kazakhstan provides about 40% of the world’s uranium supplies....

Big power competition starts in Kazakhstan after the ascendancy of Taliban 2.0

Beijing News 17 Jan 2022
With the return of Taliban to power in Afghanistan, the possibility of big power competition is engulfing the whole of Eurasia, as the ongoing developments in Kazakhstan show, according to a think-tank report ... Significantly, sharing a long common border with Kazakhstan, China is closely watching the situation....

Why China won’t tolerate instability in Kazakhstan

Asiatimes 17 Jan 2022
With China recently offering political and economic security to Kazakhstan against “external forces,” Beijing appears to have reached a point where it can no longer sustain its self-touted policy of non-interference in countries along its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) ... China is also Kazakhstan’s largest export partner....

The real reasons why Kazakhstan exploded

Independent online (SA) 16 Jan 2022
It has been argued by the co-chairperson of the Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan, Aynur Kumanov, that there was a conspiracy of monopolists who benefited from exporting gas abroad, creating a shortage of it and an increase in gas prices in the local market, thereby provoking the riots....

Russia’s European Neighbors Rattled by Putin

Political Wire 16 Jan 2022
... his country’s natural-gas exports and demanding sweeping security concessions from the West....

Central Asia Regional Supply and Market Outlook (January 14th, 2022 )

Reliefweb 15 Jan 2022
Year-to-date exports from Kazakhstan have declined; amounts of exported and re-exported wheat grain and flour from Uzbekistan have expanded; and Pakistan has switched from a structurally surplus to a structurally deficit posture ... Elevated prices in Kazakhstan will mirror global ......

Iran has been exporting agro products to Central Asia for 25 years

Fresh Plaza 14 Jan 2022
Countries such as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan have been the main export destinations of Iran's agricultural products since 1996. Iranians exported ......

Rentier capitalism and class warfare in Kazakhstan

Open Democracy 14 Jan 2022
The recent protests in oil-rich Kazakhstan have highlighted the devastating effects of rent extraction ... Illegal traders were said to have exported LPG to neighbouring countries, where prices were significantly higher than in Kazakhstan ... what kind of a ‘free’ market and capitalism operates in Kazakhstan? ... The week that changed Kazakhstan forever....

Natural Gas Prices Spike On Colder Weather

Oil Price 14 Jan 2022
Most of the production increases were from Venezuela, Kazakhstan, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Angola....

Uzbekistan expands geography of melon exports to EU countries

Fresh Plaza 13 Jan 2022
But exports of melons to Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Moldova decreased in 2021 ... The five largest importers of melons from Uzbekistan provided 96% of all exports....

Why the US cares about what happens in Kazakhstan

Asiatimes 13 Jan 2022
Violent unrest in Kazakhstan sparked by rising gas prices led the central Asian nation’s leader to impose a severe crackdown and call in Russian troops to quell protests – moves that have led to concern from Western countries, including the US ... What relationship does the US have with Kazakhstan?....

US Must Stay Out of Kazakhstan’s Troubles

Consortium News 13 Jan 2022
It lies in the gross mismatch between Kazakhstan’s huge revenues from energy exports (more than $30 billion in 2021), the vast wealth of its elites and the poverty of the mass of its population, with an average household income last year of only $3,200 ... One important part of China’s Belt and Road network is intended to run through Kazakhstan....

Czech Foreign Minister Suspends Issuance of Licenses for Supply of Weapons to Kazakhstan

Urdu Point 12 Jan 2022
... materials and weapons to Kazakhstan that can be used to control crowds of people," Aneta Kovarzova said. According to the Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade, in 2020, Prague exported to Kazakhstan small arms, special vehicles, chemicals, as well as riot control equipment....

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