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Kazakhstan Country Info

Interesting Facts about Kazakhstan

  • Kazakhstan is an ethnically diverse republic roughly the size of Western Europe.
  • The country’s principal ethnic groups include Kazakh (58.9%), Russian (25.9%), Ukrainian (2.9%), Uzbek (2.8%), Uighur, Tatar and German (1.5% each), and other groups (4%). There are more than 100 other ethnic groups living in peace in Kazakhstan.
  • Kazakhstan has been at the crossroads of trade and empires for centuries along the ancient Silk Road.
  • Kazakhstan is equivalent to the size of Western Europe, four times the size of Texas, five times the size France.
  • Languages: Kazakh, spoken by over 52% of the population, is the state language. Russian, spoken almost by everyone, enjoys equal status under the Constitution and is a means of interethnic communication in Kazakhstan. Newspapers, TV/Radio programs, school instruction are done in 11 languages (Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek, German, Korean etc.)
  • Kazakhstan is a constitutional republic with a strong presidency and a market economy.

Statistics for Kazakhstan

Population: 15.56 million (2007 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: male: 61 years
female: 72 years (2007 est.)
Total fertility rate: 1.88 children born/woman (2008 est.)
Religions: Two major religions in Kazakhstan are Islam and Christianity (57% and 40% of all believers, respectively) Most Muslims in Kazakhstan belong to the Sunni denomination of Islam, while most of Christians belong to the Russian Orthodox Church. The rest constitute other religions – there are more than 40 confessions in Kazakhstan which are organized in more than 3000 religious organizations. It is worth mentioning that although most people in Kazakhstan associate themselves with a certain religion, most of the population is not deeply religious.
GDP – per capita (PPP): $11,000 (2007 est.)
Literacy: 100% of age 15 and over can read and write

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