KAZAKHSTAN

KAZAKHSTAN

The Republic of Kazakhstan, located in the heart of Eurasia, occupies the world’s 9th largest territory. Its territory stretches from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains in the east, where Kazakhstan shares borders with China and Russia. “Kazakh”, a word of Turkic origin, means “free man”, and Kazakhstan is a country that has historically been populated by freedom-loving nomads.

Kazakhstan citizens are proud of their multi-ethnic state. Over the centuries, good traditions of friendship and good relations between nations have been passed and maintained from generation to generation in Kazakhstan.

It is difficult to describe the beauty of Kazakhstan’s nature in words. The glacier-covered Tien-Shan, Tarbagatai and Altai mountain ranges in the south, south-east and west of the country sparkle with their snowy peaks. The west coast is washed by the Caspian Sea, the largest sea-lake in the world, and the steppes of Sary-Arka have been home for Lake Balkhash, one side of which is salty, and the other is fresh. There are a lot of picturesque places in the Northern Kazakhstan as well. There are hundreds of glacial lakes surrounded by pine forests of Kokshetau

For millennia, the inhabitants had been breeding and grazing numerous herds on pastures and fertile land in the region, in the foothills and river valleys. The Great Silk Way passed through the Kazakh lands, sable fur was transported through the endless Kazakh steppes from Siberia. Kazakhstan has been the most important link in the network of cultural, trade and economic relations between Asia and Europe.

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Amazing traditions, magnificent nature, skillful interweaving of ancient and modern, you don't need to travel around the world: just visit Kazakhstan. Here, you will enjoy hospitality and feel the warmth of the country, located in the very heart of Eurasia.