Kazakhstan, a Central Asian country and former Soviet republic, extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to the Altai Mountains at its eastern border with China and Russia. Its largest metropolis, Almaty, is a long-standing trading hub whose landmarks include Ascension Cathedral, a tsarist-era Russian Orthodox church, and the Central State Museum of Kazakhstan, displaying thousands of Kazakh artifacts.
Kazakhstan is located in Central Asia and Eastern Europe at 48°N 68°E. With an area of about 2,724,800 square kilometers, Kazakhstan is more than twice the combined size of the other four Central Asian states and 60% larger than Alaska
Key cities in Kazakhstan include: Almaty, Astana, Shymkent, Karaganda, Taraz, Aktobe, Pavlodar, Oskemen, and Semey.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Millions of years ago people began to develop fertile land rich in wild animals in the territory of the modern Kazakhstan. First ancestors of Homo sapiens – Pithecanthropus and Neanderthal are known to have settled in the mountains of Karatau (Zhambyl region) and Mangystau and northern Balkhash. Moreover, it is confirmed by archeologists that tribes in northwest Kazakhstan domesticated camel, wild shepherd dog, mountain sheep, mastered the horse breeding, learned to make various items from copper, stone, bone and clay as early as in IV-III millennium BC.
Kazakhstan has a well-articulated culture based on the nomadic pastoral economy of the inhabitants. Islam was introduced to Kazakhstan in the 7th to 12th centuries. Besides lamb, many other traditional foods retain symbolic value in Kazakh culture. Kazakh culture is largely influenced by the Turkic nomadic lifestyle.
Brief Country History
The varied landscape stretches from the mountainous, heavily populated regions of the east to the sparsely populated, energy-rich lowlands in the west, and from the industrialized north, with its Siberian climate and terrain, through the arid, empty steppes of the center, to the fertile south.
Ethnically the former Soviet republic is as diverse, with the Kazakhs making up nearly two thirds of the population, ethnic Russians just under a quarter, and smaller minorities the rest. Suppressed under Soviet rule, the main religion, Islam, is undergoing a revival.
Since independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, major investment in the oil sector has brought rapid economic growth, and eased some of the stark disparities in wealth of the 1990s.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
Languages in Kazakhstan While Kazakh is spoken by about 64.4% of the population, Russian is spoken by almost everyone—or 95% of the population. Kazakh is a Turkic language in Cyrillic script, with its modern form utilizing many foreign words such as Russian, Persian, Arabic, Mongol, Chinese, Uzbek and Tatar.
Important Types of Commerce in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources. Therefore, one of the major industry sectors is the oil and gas industry. Other sectors include the automotive industry, mining and metallurgy, machinery, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and alternative energy.
Language Services US and others will provide working with Kazakhstan
Russian language in Kazakhstan is official and can be used in the power alongside Kazakh. Very little English is spoken in Kazakhstan. It is essential to use translation services to communicate with potential customers unless you speak Kazakh or Russian. Several industries rely on translation and localization services to pursuit exactness and perfection Important document that needs localization are technical, marketing and sales documents, copyright, trademark and patent applications, partnership and employment agreements, mergers, acquisitions and incorporations, trusts and wills etc.
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