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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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Kazakhstan's transit potential
 07/21/2018 12:45, " http://kazakh-tv.kz/ " tells: "Kazakhstan serves as a transit hub in this large-scale logistics scheme. ... free economic zone at the Kazakh-Chinese border, as well as in Astana, ..."
Film studio plan for Technopark in Astana
 07/21/2018 12:45, " Astana Times " tells: "ASTANA – Astana Invest City Development Centre for Investment and V.S.E.E. company headed by Kazakh actor and director Niyaz Abdygapar ..."

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Kazakh state healthcare programme services, contributions expanding
 07/21/2018 12:45, " Astana Times " tells: "ASTANA – Contributions for compulsory social health insurance totalled more than 80.6 billion tenge (US$233 million) for a one-year period, said ..."
Kazakhstan enacts law developing private venture financing
 07/21/2018 12:45, " Astana Times " tells: "ASTANA – Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a law on venture financing July 9 providing a number of innovations that should stimulate ..."

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Vice Minister of Social Development appointed
 07/21/2018 12:45, " http://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release) " tells: "ASTANA. KAZINFORM - By the Executive Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Berik Aryn has been appointed as the Vice ..."
Rains to fall across Kazakhstan
 07/21/2018 12:45, " http://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release) " tells: "ASTANA. KAZINFORM Kazhydromet forecasts rains, downpours and hails locally, gale force winds and fall in temperature for north-eastern and ..."
Near to Astana: Karaganda (Kazakhstan) 196 km, Kokshetau (Kazakhstan) 271 km, Ekibastuz (Kazakhstan) 279 km, Pavlodar (Kazakhstan) 403 km
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