Kazakhstan is a landlocked country with extensive snow-covered mountains, lush forests, rivers, and the Caspian Sea. It is the biggest Central Asian country and shares borders with Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Kazakhstan is known for its oil and natural gas in the region. This has increased the country's prosperity and attracted investment from all over the world.
The languages of Russian and Kazakh are widely spoken throughout the nation. Kazakhstan was an important stop for trade on the historic silk road. The capital is Nursultan, and Almaty is the commercial and cultural center of the country. The currency is the Tenge (KZT).