Geography - Kazakhstan is situated in Central Asia, in the recess of Eurasia.
Territory - 2.724.900 square kilometers. By area Kazakhstan is 9th in the world and 2nd among the former CIS countries.
Population – about 16 million people.
Capital - Astana.
Almaty is the city of state importance.
State language – is Kazakh. In state organizations and local authorities Russian language is officially equally used as well as Kazakh.
Monetary unit – Tenge.
State structure - Republic of Kazakhstan is unitary state with the Presidential Government.
Head of State – Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President (since 1991).
GDP volume in Kazakhstan in 2008 was approximately $135 billion US Dollars, GDP per capita - $8,45 thousand US Dollars.
Kazakhstan, based on the classification of the World Bank, is among the countries with average income level.
Kazakhstan is 7th in the world by oil reserves, 6th - by gas reserves, 2nd - by uranium reserves.