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Territory in west central Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Qazaqstan Respublïkası

Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан, translit. Qazaqstan; Russian: Казахстан), officially the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасы, translit. Qazaqstan Respýblıkasy; Russian: Республика Казахстан, translit. Respublika Kazakhstan), is the world's largest landlocked country, and the ninth largest in the world, with an area of 2,724,900 square kilometers. Kazakhstan is the dominant nation of Central Asia economically, generating 60% of the region's GDP, primarily through its oil/gas industry. It also has vast mineral resources.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 48° N — Longitude: 68° E

Area: 2,724,900 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: KZ

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
2019: 6.77, Rank: 106, Personal Freedom: 6.24, Economic Freedom: 7.52
Kazakhstan | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 24, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
In April 2015, Nursultan Nazarbayev won a landslide victory in an early presidential election, securing a fifth term in office. Government corruption and the president's family remained taboo subjects in the press, social media, and academia, and official hostility toward discussion of two additional controversial topics, the conflict in Ukraine and the spread of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Central Asia, further diminished space for freedom of expression.
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.35, Rank: 52

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Kazakhstan" as of 1 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.