GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $180.1 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

 (Estimated 2011): $216.4 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $13,000 (US$) or (GBP)


Capital: Astana

Population (Estimated July 2012): 17,522,010

Area: 2,724,900 km2 or 1,052,090 mi2

Currency: Tenge (T)

Official Language: Kazakh and Russian

Political Information: Presidential Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 47 of the population are Muslim, 44% are Russian Orthodox, 2% are Protestant and 7% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Khan Tengri at 7,010m or 22,999ft

 Largest River:

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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): Between +5:00 and +6:00



Counties/Provinces/States: 14 provinces (oblystar, singular - oblys) and 3 cities* (qalalar, singular - qala); Almaty Oblysy, Almaty Qalasy*, Aqmola Oblysy (Astana), Aqtobe Oblysy, Astana Qalasy*, Atyrau Oblysy, Batys Qazaqstan Oblysy [West Kazakhstan] (Oral), Bayqongyr Qalasy [Baykonur]*, Mangghystau Oblysy (Aqtau), Ongtustik Qazaqstan Oblysy [South Kazakhstan] (Shymkent), Pavlodar Oblysy, Qaraghandy Oblysy, Qostanay Oblysy, Qyzylorda Oblysy, Shyghys Qazaqstan Oblysy [East Kazakhstan] (Oskemen), Soltustik Qazaqstan Oblysy (Petropavlovsk), Zhambyl Oblysy (Taraz)


Leaders: President Nursultan Nazarbayev with Prime Minister Karim Massimov.


Additional: Gained Independence from the Soviet Union on the 16th of December 1991.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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