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Kazakhstan, the largest landlocked country in Central Asia, has undergone significant political and economic transformation since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Governed by a presidential republic system, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who served as the first President for nearly three decades, stepped down in 2019, paving the way for Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s presidency. The political landscape is dominated by the Nur Otan party, which holds a vast majority of the seats in the parliament, reflecting Kazakhstan’s political stability with a de facto one-party system. The country’s economy, fueled by abundant natural resources like oil, gas, and minerals, has experienced substantial growth, making Kazakhstan the largest economy in Central Asia. However, economic diversification and addressing income inequality remain key challenges. Kazakhstan’s rich cultural heritage encompasses a blend of Turkic, Mongolic, and Persian influences, with traditions like yurts, nomadic practices, and the ancient Silk Road history contributing to its unique identity. The country’s multilingual population, largely consisting of Kazakhs and Russians, further adds to its diverse cultural fabric. Kazakhstan has pursued a policy of multi-vector diplomacy, maintaining balanced relations with Russia, China, the United States, and other global powers. The nation’s commitment to nuclear non-proliferation is highlighted by its decision to voluntarily renounce its nuclear weapons inherited from the Soviet era. As a key player in the Central Asian region, Kazakhstan has been actively involved in regional cooperation, including initiatives addressing security, economic development, and environmental sustainability. The capital, Nursultan (formerly Astana), serves as a symbol of the country’s modernization efforts, featuring futuristic architecture and hosting international events such as the Expo 2017. While Kazakhstan has made strides in political stability and economic development, it faces ongoing challenges related to democratic governance, human rights, and the need for greater political pluralism. As Kazakhstan continues to shape its future, balancing traditional values with aspirations for modernization, the country remains a significant actor in Central Asia, contributing to regional stability and global diplomatic initiatives. HOMEAGERLY: Features democracy and rights of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan Population 2014

Kazakhstan 2014

Yearbook 2014 Kazakhstan. According to Countryaah.com, Kazakhstan population in 2020 is estimated at 18,776,718. President Nursultan Nazarbayev maintained his authoritarian grip on power. The independent newspaper Pravdivaja Gazeta was closed during the year. At...