The land of wonders
The country inherited the culture of the ancient Silk Road, Nomadic lifestyle and the Soviet Union which had a great influence on its formation. This mixture makes Kazakhstan so different from any other country in Central Asia and in the world.
Capital: Nur-Sultan (Astana)
Important cities: Nur-Sultan (Astana), Atyrau, Almaty, Aktobe, Karaganda, Pavlodar, Shymkent, Turkestan, Ust-Kamenogorsk
Currency: Tenge (KZT)
Visa policy: Link
Area: 2,724,900 km2
Languages: Kazakh, Russian
Mobile Phone: KCell and Beeline are the best networks for nationwide coverage.
Country code: +7
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Internet TLD: .kz
Time Zone: UTC+5 to UTC+6
Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel
Description: Kazakhstan has an "extreme" continental climate, with warm summers and very cold winters. Indeed, Nursultan is the second coldest capital city in the world after Ulaanbaatar. Precipitation varies between arid and semi-arid conditions, the winter being particularly dry.
When should you go: Kazakhstan should be visited from June to September.