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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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World thought leaders to gather for new Astana Economic Forum
 04/27/2018 19:30, " Astana Times " tells: "GCS 2018 follows Astana'sEXPO 2017 with its subject of Future Energy, which provided the backdrop for Kazakhstan to announce its large-scale Third Modernisation aimed at pushing the country into the top 30 of the world's strongest economies by means of breakthroughs in innovative development, ..."
Medical spending up 22 percent among Kazakh population, says report
 04/27/2018 19:30, " Astana Times " tells: "The East Kazakhstan region was found to have the highest demand for medical services last year with a 14.6 percent increase totalling 19.9 billion tenge (US$61.1 million) in contrast to 17.4 billion tenge (US$53.45 million) in the previous year. The Almaty region and Astana also top the ranking in terms ..."

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Kazakhstan's Event “Religious Leaders For A Safe World” At UN Emphasizes Moderation And ...
 04/27/2018 19:30, " malaysiandigest.com " tells: "The event served as a “curtain raiser” to the forthcoming 6th Congress – an Arria-Formula meeting – which will be held in the Kazakh capital Astana from October 10-11, 2018 under the theme “Religious Leaders for a Safe World”. The tenor of the UN event sounded somewhat similar to that of Malaysian ..."
Kazakhstan's Bolashak Programme has awarded 12831 scholarships in 25 years
 04/27/2018 19:30, " Astana Times " tells: "ASTANA – The Kazakhstan government has awarded 12,831 Bolashak International scholarships to students in the last 25 years, according to the Centre for International Programmes press service. scholarship_iky. Photo credit: ekt.gr. Established by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Nov."

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Thunderstorm, fog and gusty wind in store for Kazakhstan on Friday
 04/27/2018 17:30, " http://www.inform.kz/sitemap_en.xml (press release) " tells: "ASTANA. KAZINFORM - Most regions of Kazakhstan will observe precipitation on Friday, April 27. However, southern and southwestern Kazakhstan will enjoy weather without precipitation. Some parts of the country will see thunderstorm, fog, bleak wind and hail in the northwest, Kazinform has learnt ..."
Bashar Assad
 04/27/2018 15:30, " Washington Times " tells: "Hassoun headed the opposition military delegation to the peace talks last year in Astana, Kazakhstan. The talks, brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey, resulted in “de-escalation” deals considered highly disadvantageous to the rebels and their supporters. “We are fighting to gain time until political ..."
Near to Astana: Karaganda (Kazakhstan) 196 km, Kokshetau (Kazakhstan) 271 km, Ekibastuz (Kazakhstan) 279 km, Pavlodar (Kazakhstan) 403 km
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