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  • Area: 2,724,900 sq. km (1,052,089 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 18,360,353 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 1.09% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 70.8 years (2016)
  • Languages: Kazakh (official, Qazaq): 74% understand spoken language, Russian (official, used in everyday business): 94.4% understand spoken language
  • Religions: Muslim 70.2%, Christian 26.2% (mainly Russian Orthodox), other 0.2%, atheist 2.8%, unspecified 0.5%
  • Formal name: Republic of Kazakhstan
  • Alternate names: Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, Kazakhskaya Sovetskaya Sotsialisticheskaya Respublika, Kazakstan, Qazaqstan, Qazaqstan Respūblīkasy, Republic of Kazakhstan, Respublika Kazakhstan
  • Government type: presidential republic
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Nursultan Abishuly NAZARBAYEV; head of government: Prime Minister Bakytzhan SAGINTAYEV
  • Capital: Astana
  • Administrative divisions: 14 provinces, 3 cities, and 1 city administered by Russia
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $24,300 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: oil and oil products, natural gas, ferrous metals, chemicals, machinery, grain, wool, meat, coal
  • Imports: machinery and equipment, metal products, foodstuffs
  • Currency: tenge (KZT)

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