flag Kazakhstan Kazakhstan: Statistical Overview

Capital: Astana


Total Population: 19,000,988
Natural Increase: 1.3%
Density: 7 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 57.8%
Population of main cities: Almaty (1,977,100); Nur-Sultan (1,184,500); Shymkent (1,074,200); Aktobe (512,500); Karaganda (500,900); Taraz (363,000); Oskemen (335,400); Pavlodar (334,300); Semey (324,500)
Ethnic Origins: The population of Kazakhstan is distributed as follows: some 63% Kazakhs (Qazaq), Russians make up about 24%, Uzbeks are 3%, Ukrainians about 2% and other ethnic groups (including Germans, Tartars, Uyghurs) approximately 9%. (Republic of Kazakhstan Bureau of National statistics)
Official Language: Kazakh is the State language and Russian is the language for intercommunity communication.
Other Languages Spoken: English is still rather less spoken.
Business Language(s): Russian
Religion: Muslims 47% ; Orthodox Christians 44.2% ; Protestants 1.9% ; Others 6.9%.

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Astana

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Kazakhstan Tenge (KZT)

Country Overview

Area: 2,724,900 km²
Type of State: Kazakhstan has a presidential regime.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy, Transition country.
Dependence on hydrocarbon exports.
HDI*: 0.788/1
HDI (World Rank): 56/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.



Telephone Code:
To call from Kazakhstan, dial 810
To call Kazakhstan, dial 7 and the city code.
Internet Suffix: .kz
Telephone Lines: 26.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 53.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 29,26632,53437,75737,22241,171
Exports of Goods (million USD) 48,30460,95657,30946,44760,625
Imports of Services (million USD) 9,94911,85011,3317,9697,664
Exports of Services (million USD) 6,2617,0707,4674,8375,814

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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