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.
Measures of Freedom
2014: 6.64, Rank: 96, Personal Freedom: 5.93, Economic Freedom: 7.35, Democracy Index: 2.87
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 24, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
2014: 7.35, Rank: 52
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