Key information

Geography
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Area 1.05 million square miles
Natural resources Petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, manganese, chrome ore, nickel, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, bauxite, gold, uranium.
 

 

People
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Population 17.737 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic groups Kazakh 63.1%, Russian 23.7%, Uzbek 2.8%, Uighur 1.4%, Tatar 1.3%, German 1.1%, other 4.5% (1999 census)
Religions Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%
Languages Kazakh, Russian

 

Government
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Capital Astana
System of government Republic. Authoritarian presidential rule.
Head of state Nursultan A. Nazarbayev
Currency Tenge