Estimate population 17,522,100 - Capital City: Alma-Ata
Kazakhstan covers an area of over 2.6 million square kilometres (1 million square miles). Places of interest are; the Kazakh Uplands, Karatau Mountains, the Kyzyl-Kum and the Muyun-Kum. In the southwest you'll find the Mangyshlak Peninsula which extends into the Caspian Sea.
Kazakhstan's wonderful Irtysh River flows north to Siberia; the Ili, empties into Lake Balkhash; and the Syr Darya, crosses the desert to finally reach the Aral Sea. The well known Ural and Emba rivers flow to the Caspian Sea. Visit one of the wonderful web sites below for more information about this fantastic country.