Kazakhstan
or Kazakstan geographical name country NW central Asia extending from Caspian Sea to Altai Mountains; a constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 1936-91 capital Astana area 1,048,300 square miles (2,715,097 square kilometers), population 17,186,000

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