Capital: Astana

Government Type: Republic, Authoritarian Presidential Rule

Chief of State:  President Nursultan A. Narzarbayev

Population: 15,399, 437

Area: 1.05 million sq. miles, the ninth largest county in the world, the size of Western Europe

Languages: Kazakh (state language, 64.4%), Russian (official language, 95%)

Literacy: Male (99.8%), Female (99.3%)

Year of Independence: 1991 (From the Soviet Union)

Peace Corps Volunteers have served in Kazakhstan since July 1993. Since then 1043 Volunteers have served and 165 are currently in country.  Volunteers currently work in the program areas of Education and Organizational and Community Assistance. 

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