FACTS ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN

  1. Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and the largest country that doesn’t have access to the ocean
  2. Astana – the name of the capital of Kazakhstan – means “capital city”.
  3. Kazakh means “wanderer” or “independent.”
  4. Kazakhstan is home to about 120 ethnic groups and nationalities
  5. Russian word for money (“dengi”) comes from the Turkic word “tenge” – the name of current currency of Kazakhstan
  6. The first artificial satellite (Sputnik 1) and the first man (Yuri Gagarin) were sent into space from Baikonur cosmodrome located in Kazakhstan
  7. Horses were first domesticated on the territory of the present Kazakhstan