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Geography of Kazakhstan

Can you answer these random questions about the geography of Kazakhstan?
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Last updated: October 3, 2022
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What is the most populous city in Kazakhstan?
Almaty
What is the capital city of Kazakhstan?
Astana
What name was given to the above between 2019–2022?
Nur-Sultan
After what Middle Eastern capital is Kazakhstan's tallest building named?
Abu Dhabi
What word, starting with S, refers to the dry grasslands that cover most of Kazakhstan?
Steppe
What huge inland sea is Kazakhstan one of the five countries to border?
Caspian Sea
What river delta is located on the coast of the above and partly in Kazakhstan too?
Volga Delta
Name one of Kazakhstan's two largest cities on that inland sea.
Atyrau | Aktau
What inland sea was formerly world's fourth largest lake and was nearly
destroyed by Soviet irrigation?
Aral Sea
What mountain range divides Russia into Asian and European parts and then touches
a little part of northwestern Kazakhstan?
Urals
What is the second-largest ethnic group in Kazakhstan?
Russians
What is the largest export of Kazakhstan?
Oil
What two countries does Kazakhstan almost, but not quite, border?
Mongolia | Tajikistan
What persecuted Turkic ethnic group mainly reside in northwestern China, but has
most of their diaspora living in Kazakhstan?
Uyghurs
What is the second-largest lake located entirely in Asia?
Lake Balkhash
What "oblys" (administrative region) was formerly known as South Kazakhstan?
Turkistan
What type of "port" is Kazakhstan's "Baikonur Cosmodrome", currently leased to Russia,
the world's largest of?
Spaceport
What mountain range makes most of Kazakhstan's southeastern borders?
Tian Shan
What river, world's longest tributary river, starts in the Chinese Altai mountains, passes
largely through Kazakhstan and then becomes part of the Ob?
Irtysh
What major city in southern Kazakhstan is only a 2 hours drive from Tashkent?
Shymkent
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