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.
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.
A cloud of radioactive pollution over Europe in recent weeks was likely from a nuclear facility in Russia or Kazakhstan. The French nuclear safety institute IRSN said the leak took place in the last week of September.