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Post by pmd1980 » July 4th, 2017, 7:42 pm

Kazakhstan (US: /kæzækˈstæn, ˌkɑːzɑːkˈstɑːn/ (About this sound listen), UK: /ˌkæzəkˈstɑːn, -ˈstæn/;[8] Kazakh: Қазақстан, tr. Qazaqstan, IPA: [qɑzɑqˈstɑn] (About this sound listen); Russian: Казахстан, tr. Kazakhstan), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасы, tr. Qazaqstan Respwblïkası; Russian: Республика Казахстан, tr. Respublika Kazakhstan), is a transcontinental country in northern Central Asia[3][9] and Eastern Europe. Kazakhstan is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometres (1,052,100 sq mi).[3][10] Kazakhstan is the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources.

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