|Time zone:||GMT +4 to +6 (3 time zones: Kazakhstan eastern (+4), central (+5), western (+6))|
|Main languages:||Kazakh, Russian|
€1 = лB0.00, $1 = лB345, £1 = лB459
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.kz||International Dialling Code: 7|
For help planning your trip to Kazakhstan including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Kazakhstan trip planning page.
Further information on Kazakhstan
Discover more about Kazakhstan - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 2,717,300 sq km (47,500 sq km under water)
Coastline: 2,964 km (Aral Sea, Caspian Sea)
Climate: Continental climate in arid and semi-arid landscape with bitterly cold winters and very hot summers. Best visited from April to June and September to October.
Highest mountain: Khan Tangiri Shyngy (Pik Khan-Tengri) (6,995m) - Climb this mountain!
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Kazakhstan from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Not Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Authoritarian regime||137/167|
|Economic Freedom||Moderately Free||69/179|
|Press Freedom||Very serious situation||158/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||Limited rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||High corruption||126/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Kazakhstan Status: Independent Country
Population: 17,948,816 (rank: 61/196) Density: 6.6 people/sq km (rank: 185/196)
Ethnic groups: Kazakh (Qazaq) 53.4%, Russian 30%, Ukrainian 3.7%, Uzbek 2.5%, German 2.4%, Tatar 1.7%, Uygur 1.4%, other 4.9% (1999 census)
Religions: Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%
GDP (PPP): $243.6 billion GDP per capita: $14,100 (rank: 74/195)