Kazakhstan

geographical name Ka·zakh·stan \ ˌka-(ˌ)zak-ˈstan ; ˌkä-(ˌ)zäk-ˈstän also kə- \
variants: or less commonly Kazakstan

Definition of Kazakhstan

country in northwest central Asia extending from the Caspian Sea to the Altai Mountains and containing Lake Balkhash and parts of the Aral Sea; a constituent republic of the U.S.S.R. 1936–91; capital Astana area 1,048,300 square miles (2,715,097 square kilometers), population 16,009,597

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