Country Name - KazakhstanKazakhstan flag

Head of statePresident Nursultan Nazarbayev
Capital CityAstana
Official LanguageKazak (Qazaq, state language) 64%; Russian (official, used in everyday business) 95% (2001 est.)
GDP (PPP) 2013 Estimate ($ billions)395.46
Population 201216,797,459
Ease of Doing Business Rank 201450
Scientific ranking 201467
HDI ranking 201370
Visitor Health InformationClick here
Ambassador to the UKH.E. Mr Erzhan Kazykhanov
Embassy DetailsEmbassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Embassy Address125 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5EA
Telephone020 7925 1757
Data Sources: GDP - IMF World Economic Outlook Database (Oct 2013), Population data - World Bank, Ease of Doing Business Rankings - World Bank, Scientific Rankings - SCImago Journal Rank, HDI Rankings - United Nations

Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world and the world's largest landlocked country by land area. It is located in Central Asia and borders Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan also adjoining a large part of the Caspian Sea.

Geographically Kazakhstan exhibits a broad range of terrain including flatlands, steppe, mountains, and deserts.

The highest point is the top of the mountain Khan Tengri in the southeast measuring 21,999 feet above sea level; the lowest point is in the south west of the country at the bottom of the Karagiye depression at 433 feet below sea level. Three-quarters of the country is mainly desert or semi-desert whilst to the north lie plains and forests.

Kazakhstan displays a continental climate of hot summers and cold winters.

Kazakhstan is a mineral rich country. It holds some of the largest global deposits of wolframium (tungsten) and molybdenum as well as vast deposits of iron ore, chrome ore and other minerals such as copper, manganese and gold.