Kazakhstan is the world’s largest landlocked country and also the ninth biggest nation in the world. It occupies 2,724,900 square km (1,693,174 square miles) in Central Asia.
Kazakhstan is generally known for being an Asian country but it is actually a transcontinental nation. A small part of its country extends into Europe.
Kazakhstan is in Central Asia, with a population of 18.5 million people. Its capital is Nur-Sultan, and their currency is Kazakhstani Tenge. The official languages spoken in Kazakhstan is Kazakh and Russian.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- New Year’s Day (Jan 1)
- Day after New Year’s Day (in lieu) (Date varies)
- Orthodox Christmas Day (Jan 7)
- Women’s Day (Date varies)
- Nauryz (Date varies)
- People Solidarity Holiday (in lieu) (Date varies)
- Defender’s Day (May 7)
- Victory Day (in lieu) (May 9)
- Capital City Day (Bridge Day) (Date varies)
- Kurban Ait (Date varies)
- Constitution Day (Aug 30)
- First President’s Day (Dec 1)
- Independence Day (Date varies)
It has five world heritage sites including:
- Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi
- Petroglyphs within the Archaeological Landscape of Tamgaly
- Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang’an-Tianshan Corridor
- Saryarka – Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan
It also has 13 national parks including: