Kazakhstan is an immensely celebrated country in Central Asia. It is the most economically benefited nation of its region due to the sheer outcome of black gold (oil). The country is mad about its vibrant food culture, magnificent architecture, and ravishing panoramas. The massive commercial achievement of Kazakhstan makes it a model of perpetuating prominence. The glistering sky-kissing towers shine bright day and night and appear like a galaxy full of starlight. The snow-capped mountain trails overlook the densely forested valleys and tranquil waters under the bright sun rays look heavenly. Almaty, the trading hub is the center of attraction of Kazakhstan and is utterly pleasing from its every possible angle. Gaze upon the breathtaking views and appreciate the unearthly marvels of the wonderland called Kazakhstan with spectacular Kazakhstan tourism.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN
OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Kazakhstan
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Presidential constitutional republic
CAPITAL & LARGEST CITY: Nur-Sultan (Capital), Almaty (the largest city)
POPULATION: 1.83 crores (2018 est.)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Kazakh, Russian
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek, German and other
ETHNICITY: Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek, Ukrainian, Uyghur, Tatar, German and others
CURRENCY: Kazakhstani tenge (₸) (KZT)
AREA: 2,724,900 km2 (1,052,100 sq. mi)
MAP REFERRED: Asia
REGION: Central Asia
COASTLINE: 1,894 kilometers
HIGHEST POINT: Khan Tengri at 7,010 m (23,000 ft) above sea level
LOWEST POINT: Karagiye depression at 132 m (433 ft) below sea level
NEIGHBORING PLACES: Russia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan (maritime border)
NATIONAL SYMBOL: National Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan
National COLOURS: Golden and sky blue (as in Kazakhstan's National Flag)
FAMOUS FOR: oil (the black gold), Almaty (capital and the trading hub), Ascension Cathedral, Central State Museum and much more
TIME ZONE: UTC+5 / +6 (West / East)
DRIVING SIDE: Right
LITERACY RATE: 99.8 % (2018 est.)
AIRPORTS IN KAZAKHSTAN: There are 24 Airports in Kazakhstan
Atyrau International Airport
Uralsk / Podstepnyy Airport
AVG. COST PER DAY: USD 20 approximately
NETWORK / CONNECTIVITY
The internet is growing, and the services are getting better in Kazakhstan. The early period of 2000 gave rise to internet usage and the number of users reached up to 1 million. Kazakhstan has five International ISPs. The data flow or internet traffic reached up to the penetration levels of 75 % in 2019, with more than 10 million users.
Russian is the most popular internet language in Kazakhstan, followed by Kazakh and then English. Kazakh Telecom, one of the ISPs reported a continuous increase in the subscription of data services. Today, many industries, hospitals, and schools in the urban sector use the internet daily. Several ISPs are Kcell (3G), INTELSOFT (cable), AlmaTV (cable access), Beeline (3G, cable), DigitalTV (WiMax), Nursat, Sekatel, SputTV (satellite access), 2Day Telecom (dial-up) and many more.
Internet censorship is still in progress, so parent surveillance is always recommended. The internet prices are available in varied ranges with affordable packages and efficient speed and connectivity. Kazakh Telecom's fee for unlimited ADSL access with a capacity of 128 Kbit/s was US$30.
The competition in the internet sector has increased since 2007 and 2009. Broadbands are coming up with better offers, schemes, services, connection, and speed. More and more towers are set up daily. The plan is to connect rural areas with the internet facility as much as possible. The work is in progress and the existing services providers are improving at a very fast rate.
For travelers, the developed areas like Almaty and Astana are a better option to get better internet facilities. There are many public Wi-Fi spots available in spots such as bus stops, train stations, airports, and many other public areas. The speed is better on a clear weather day. It is recommended to use the free services more and hook up to the local numbers for better connectivity. Also, use online portals and applications (Skype, Instagram, Twitter, and others) to stay-in-touch with your loved ones.