Kazakhstan is the largest landlocked country in the world. It is located in Central Asia.
Kazakhstan is the ninth-largest country in the world. A former Soviet republic, it gained independence in 1991. The capital moved from its largest city, Almaty, to Astana in 1997. The country is home to the Kazakh people. Kazakhstan is the economically dominant country in Central Asia, with vast mineral, oil and gas resources. Here is a collection of all of DW’s content on Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan's second post-independence president wanted to rename the country's capital after its first president, who served for 30 years. The new president also named his predecessor's daughter the new senate speaker.
The UN has voiced alarm over China detaining a million Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. Khairat Samarkhan, a Kazakh, spent half a year in one of the detention centers. And he's one of the few to have made it out. He now lives Kazakhstan, raising awareness about others who are still detained in China.