Basic information

Capital: Astana

Population: 17,281,000

Languages: Russian and Kazakh

Government: presidential republic

Leader: Nursultan Nazarbayev who is there president


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There leader Nursultan Nazarbayev

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The GPD - per capita is $24,700 . There imports are cars, refined petroleum, computers, packaged medications, iron pipes, planes,aircraft,helicopters, large construction vehicles, broadcasting equipment, valves, stone processing equipment, delivery trucks, vehicle parts, telephones, and rubber footwear. They need to import these items because they do not have the capacity to manufacture them.

They are know for producing, oil and gas as well as the mineral commodities of salt, uranium, ferrochrome, titanium sponge, cadmium, magnesium, rhenium, copper, bauxite, gallium, and zinc. They also produce grain, potatoes, vegetables, melons, and livestock. Kazakhstan has very good farmland that has been causing their produce production lately to boom.


In Kazakhstan woman there may wear a koylek, a shirt like garment. Trousers that's another word for pants, may also be worn by women. Saukele, a wide dressing gown with long sleeves is usually worn at weddings. A kupe is warm clothing. The headdress brides wear is a саукеле. After child birth, woman wear another decorative headdress.

The clothing Kazakhstan men wear is a shalbar which is sewn from homespun camel-hair fabric and skin. They bore embroidered silk patterns in designs shaped like

vegetables. Camisoles are sewn from monochrome dark fabrics and occasionally from striped or motley fabrics. They have a cloth lining often insulated by a thin layer of wool. One of the main articles of clothing of the Kazakh is the shapan or chapan - a spacious long dressing gown. Shapan are sewn from various fabrics, easy and dense, in various colors although in the mainly monochrome or dark. These are lined with a layer of wool or cotton. Festive shapan are sewn from velvet and decorated with applique, brushes, and gold embroidery. Such a dressing gown would be part of the clothing of rich Kazakhs. Ton or sheepskin coat is a common article of winter clothing for Kazakhs. Tons are made by sewing together tanned sheepskins and contain wool on the inside. Prosperous Kazakhs wear tons made from the skins of four- to five-month-old lambs.

Quwyrdaq is referred to as Kazakhstan's national dish is a brown roasted stew meat. Besbarmak, a dish consisting of boiled horse or mutton meat, is the most popular Kazakh dish. It is also called "five fingers" because of the way it is eaten. The chunks of boiled meat are cut and served by the host in order of the guests’ importance. Besbarmak is usually eaten with a boiled pasta sheet, and a meat broth called sorpa, and is traditionally served in Kazakh bowls called kese. Kazy which is a horse meat sausage is also eaten.

In Kazakhstan, both female and male are educated for 15 years on average. The literacy rate for both male and female is 99.88%


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