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Astana is the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Located in Northern Kazakhstan on the river Ishim. The second largest city of Kazakhstan. In 1999 year by the decision of UNESCO awarded the title "city of peace". The internal division of the city is represented by three administrative districts. The population of 697,3 thousand people, 65.2% of Kazakhs, 23,8% Russian, 2.9% of Ukrainians, about 1.5% Tatars and Germans.

Telephone code: 7 717 2. Postcode: 010000. Car code: Z.

Based in 1830 year as a Cossack Outpost of Akmola. In 1862 year became the town received the name Akmola or Akmolinsk. The name means "White grave" and due to the location near the town of white hill on top of which is the tomb of a local Bey. In 1961 was Tselinograd. The name is associated with the development of virgin lands. In 1992 year again renamed as Akmola. In 1998 year became the capital of Kazakhstan and received the name Astana, meaning "White Palace". The name was given to change the cacophonous name Akmola, meaning "White tomb".

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Economic news in brief
 09/26/2018 09:10, " Astana Times " tells: "Kazakh household income increased by 7.9 percent in the second quarter, with the average income approximated at 520,000 tenge (US$1,466.20), ..."
Business news in brief
 09/26/2018 09:10, " Astana Times " tells: "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ) and the Turkish government-owned railway company TCDD TaşımacÄąlÄąk A.Ş signed an agreement on strategic ..."

Politics and society

Chromavid Announces End of Bootstrap Phase
 09/26/2018 09:10, " Digital Journal " tells: "It was recently featured and used in Astana, Kazakhstan by city administration and Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russia to provide green screen ..."
Kazakh President to attend CIS Heads of State Council sitting in Dushanbe
 09/26/2018 09:10, " (press release) " tells: "ASTANA. KAZINFORM President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will take part in the regular sitting of the Council of Heads of State of CIS ..."

Astana today

Kazakhstan weather forecast for Wednesday
 09/26/2018 14:00, " (press release) " tells: "ASTANA. KAZINFORM - No precipitation is predicted in most of Kazakhstan, except for the western and eastern regions that will see rains, Kazinform ..."
A New Central Asia is emerging as idea of Silk Visa getting support
 09/26/2018 12:05, " Dispatch News Desk " tells: "Astana is also optimist that Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan can join Kazakhstan and ... “The issue of mutual recognition of visas between Kazakhstan and ..."
Near to Astana: Karaganda (Kazakhstan) 196 km, Kokshetau (Kazakhstan) 271 km, Ekibastuz (Kazakhstan) 279 km, Pavlodar (Kazakhstan) 403 km
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