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I like!. Kazakhstan. By Kyle Marks. The Sydney Morning Herald, 2006. See Kazakhstan, die laughing http://www.smh.com : FairfaxDigital . 3/17/10. The Land.
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I like! Kazakhstan By Kyle Marks The Sydney Morning Herald, 2006. See Kazakhstan, die laughing http://www.smh.com: FairfaxDigital. 3/17/10
The Land • Natural resources- major deposits of petroleum, natural gas, coal, iron ore, manganese, chrome ore, nickel, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, lead, zinc, bauxite, gold, and uranium. Patrick Frost, 2010.Kazakhstan and the Financial Crisis. Central Asia: Central Asia. http://centralasia.foreignpolicyblogs.com/ 3/18/10
The Land continued… • Location- Central Asia, Northwest of China; a small portion west of the Ural River in Eastern-most Europe. http://stock-photo-kazakhstan 3/18/10
Climate/Vegetation • Weather is normally warm and dry, though Kazakhstan does see rainfall often from the nearby mountains. Patrick Frost, 2010.Kazakhstan and the Financial Crisis. Central Asia: Central Asia. http://centralasia.foreignpolicyblogs.com/ 3/18/10
Government • Republic; presidential rule, with little power outside the executive branch. • 16 December 1991 (from the Soviet Union) • Constitution adopted by national referendum 30 August 1995
History and Current events • By the mid-19th century, all of Kazakhstan was part of the Russian Empire. 1936, Part of the USSR and home to almost all of the testing of nuclear devices for the Soviet Union. December 16, 1991, proclaimed independence from Russia. Kazakhstan is ethnically and culturally diverse, having around 131 different nationalities. • Current event- Former Kazakh Uranium Company Officials Freed http://www.rferl.org/content/Former_Kazakh_Uranium_Company_Officials_Freed/1994903.html
Economy • Unemployment rate, 6.3% • Budget, revenues: $18.98 billion; expenditures: $22.44 billion • Exports, $41.64 billion ; Imports, $25.15 billion • Total Debt, $93.21 billion
Culture • Religion: Mostly sunni-muslims, (otherwise known as Tatars, a term originating in the 13th century) • While some are Orthodox Christians.
Places to visit • The Zenkov Cathedral in Almaty, Kazakhstan • The Republic of Kazakhstan in Almaty, Kazakhstan
Citing • The online Factbook, 3/4/10. KAZAKHSTAN. Central Intelligence Agency, the World Factbook: CIA. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/kz.html • Republic of Kazakhstan, 3/4/10. http://www.parlam.kz/Information.aspx?doc=1&lan=en-US