Kazakhstan

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Republic of Kazakhstan

Қазақстан Республикасы
Республика Казахстан
Member State of the Eastern Union
Eagles make any flag awesome
Flag
Does this remind you of anything?
Emblem
Motto: "Is Nice!"
Location of Member State of the Eastern Union
CapitalAstana/Akmola/Tselinograd/Akmolinsk
PreviousAlmaty/Alma-Ata/Vernyy
Largest cityAlmaty/etc
Official languagesKazakh, Russian
Ethnic groups
64% Kazakh, 23% Russian
Religion
Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Vodka
GovernmentAs democratic as you're going to get, sunshine.
• Khagan President
Nursultan Nazarbayev
• Yes-Man Prime Minister
Karim Massimov
National hero(es)Everyone except the Uzbeks
Independence
• from the Soviet Union
December 16, 1991
Population16,004,800
CurrencyOil Tenge
Major exportsOil and gas, carpets, rockets, uranium
Major importsCommunism, Stalinist exile victims, environmental disasters, Russian-sounding names

Kazakhstan is a country in Eurasia, the ninth largest country in the world and the largest landlocked country, neighboured by Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and a significant part of the Caspian Sea. The capital moved in 1997 to Astana from Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city. It is the homeland of Abay Qunanbayuli, Al-Farabi, Kanysh Satpayev, and less prestigiously Borat, but its flag has a sun and a bird which makes it intrinsically awesome. Kazakhstan is noted for the city of Baikonur and its cosmodrome.