Bektau-Ata, Kazakhstan

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This beautiful card comes from Asiya. 🙂 It pictures the Bektau-Ata peak in Central Kazakhstan. Sadly, I couldn’t find any information in English about it but anyway, I think the photograph speaks for itself. 🙂

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Kazakhstan – Girl on a horse

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My first Kazakh postcard comes from Oxana. 🙂 It pictures girl on a horse – a paining by the Kazakh artist Galymmzhan Tleubergenov.

Kazakhstan is a contiguous transcontinental country in Central Asia, with its smaller part west of the Ural River in Eastern Europe. With 17 million people (2013 estimate) Kazakhstan has the 62nd largest population in the world, though its population density is less than 6 people per square kilometre. The capital is Astana, where it was moved from Almaty in 1997.

Kazakhstan is ethnically and culturally diverse. Kazakhstan has a population of 16.6 million, with 131 ethnicities, including Kazakh, Russian, Ukrainian, German, Uzbek, Tatar, and Uyghur. Around 63% of the population are Kazakhs. Kazakhstan allows freedom of religion.