Astana is the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It is the third largest city in the country with population over 800 000. In 1999 Astana was awarded the title of the City of Peace by UNESCO. Geographical position and climate. Astana is the northernmost capital of Asia.
Basic information. Almaty was the capital of Kazakhstan from 1929 to 1997. Now it is a big commercial and cultural center of the country. It is also the most developed and the largest city with a population of more than 1 700 000 (one million seven hundred thousand) people...