Country: Kazakhstan

Population: 15,284,929

Capital: Astana

Time Zone: UTC+6

Currency Name: tenge (KZT)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: Kazakh (Qazaq, state language) 64.4%, Russian 95%

Ethnic Breakdown: Kazakh (Qazaq) 53.4%, Russian 30%, Ukrainian 3.7%, Uzbek 2.5%, German 2.4%, Tatar 1.7%, Uygur 1.4%, other 4.9%

Religion: Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%

Major Cities: Astana, Almati Karaganda,

Phone Country Code: 7

Health Concerns: vectorborne diseases: dengue fever, malaria, and cutaneous leishmaniasis are high risks depending on location

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Kazakhstan is the home of Baikonur, the Russian space program's launch site, that is still in use today. This was the launch site for Sputnik I.