Kazakhstan is a transcontinental country as its western part extends all the way to Europe. Kazakhstan is rich in natural resources and a major producer of oil, gas and coal. The world’s first and largest operating space launch facility – the Baikonur Cosmodrome located here. Kazakhstan is a world leader in the global antinuclear movement.

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The main holidays of Kazakhstan

December 16
Independence Day
May 7
Defender of the Fatherland Day
January 1-2
New Year
May 9
Victory Day
March 8
International Women`s Day
July 6
Capital Day
March 21-23
Nauryz Meiramy
August 30
Constitution Day
May 1
The holiday of unity of the people of Kazakhstan
December 1
Day of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The days on which national and state holidays are celebrated in Kazakhstan are recognized as holidays in accordance with the labor legislation of the country and are non-working days

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Tenge (KZT)


The climate of Kazakhstan is sharply continental. All four seasons are pronounced. Due to the vast territory the weather can vary significantly in different regions of the country. The average temperature in the country in winter is -15-20°C, and in summer +30+35°C.

In the northern part of the country, in winter, the temperature drops to -45°C. In the southern part, in the summer, the temperature similarly rises to +45°C.