Travel Information for Kazakhstan
Time zone:GMT +4 to +6 (3 time zones: Kazakhstan eastern (+4), central (+5), western (+6))
Daylight savings:None
Main languages:Kazakh, Russian
Currency: tenge (KZT)

1 = лB0.00, $1 = лB345, £1 = лB459

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.kzInternational 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

Map of kazakhstan

Total area: 2,717,300 sq km (47,500 sq km under water)

Coastline: 2,964 km (Aral Sea, Caspian Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): China (1,533km), Kyrgyzstan (1,224km), Russia (6,846km), Turkmenistan (379km), Uzbekistan (2,203km)

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 WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 137/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 69/179
Press FreedomVery serious situation 158/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 126/174
Overall Ranking:    149/195

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)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.