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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 1 decade ago

Is Kazakhstan a Poor Country?

If possible, if you could tell me some facts about the country for a Geography project.

Thanks

Nic.

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  • Elmyr
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    HDI

    #80 Kazakhstan: 0.761

    GDP (PPP)

    #68 Kazakhstan: $7,381.21 per capita

    As far as HDI goes, it's actually impressive, almost an HDC (0.800+). That's about the quality of life, not wealth per se, but generally wealthier countries have higher life expectancies, literacy rates, education, etc. It's PPP (Purchasing Power Parity) is in the middle, not great, but not bad. Compare it to the poorest country in this category, Malawi, at $555.99 per capita. It has good oil reserves and other mineral wealth, so its outlook it pretty good.

    For more information:

    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazakstan

    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5487.htm

    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107674.html

    http://www.worldbank.org.kz/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/COUNTR...

    http://www.country-studies.com/kazakstan/

    You can't use Wikipedia as a source in a paper, but it's still good for other links, and great for an overview.

  • 1 decade ago

    Kazakhstan, is a country in Central Asia and Eastern Europe. Ranked as the ninth largest country in the world as well as the world's largest landlocked country,[4][5] it has a territory of 2,727,300 km² (greater than Western Europe). It is bordered by Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and China. The country also borders on a significant part of the Caspian Sea.

    Vast in size, the land in Kazakhstan is very diverse in types of terrain: flatlands, steppes, taigas, rock-canyons, hills, deltas, mountains, snow-capped mountains, and deserts. Kazakhstan has the 62nd largest population in the world, with a population density of less than 6 people per square kilometre (15 per sq. mi.).

    Note: Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan. It was formerly called Akmola (also Aqmola) and even Akmolinsk (prior to 1961). The capital was previously in Alma-Ata, which was renamed Almaty. Kazakhstan was also known as Kazakstan (without the "h") for a short time after independence.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Kazakhstan Poverty Rate

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's ALL LIE in Borat!!! Kazakhstan isn't poor!! >=(

    The best city in Kazakhstan is Almaty. There are perfect ski resort called Chimbulak and skating rink called Medeo(single in the world built in mountains). ))

    Kazakhstan hasn't got interesting history and there's problem with air pollution but now it's developing and Kazakhstan good country to live in.))

    Source(s): I know a lot about Kazakstan. U can ask me I'll answer =)
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  • 6 years ago

    As my checks to some of its photos and the tall buildings in it, I would say it is a rich country. I mean, not like Norway, but more or less 40 richest country.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes. The people there have to exist of a diet of rocks and donkey wee wee. An average person only earns 27p a month and they believe that electricity is a story made up to scare children.

  • 7 years ago

    Kazakhstan does not exist, you are to joke me now, are you all?

  • 4 years ago

    No it's not

  • 1 decade ago

    if you ever watched borat then that is the real country. If you block out the comedy and look at the surroundings then yes. It is an extremely poor country. It is baron and war shook. Hoopefully things will get better for them.

    Hope This Helped

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Kazahstan is actually not a poor country, but if your standard is the United States, then it is relatively poor.

    OFFICIAL NAME:

    Republic of Kazakhstan

    Geography

    Area: 2.7 million sq. km. (1.05 million sq. mi.); ninth-largest nation in the world; the size of Western Europe.

    Major cities: Astana (capital, June 1998), Almaty (former capital), Karaganda, and Shymkent.

    Terrain: Extends east to west from the Caspian Sea to the Altay Mountains and north to south from the plains of Western Siberia to the oasis and desert of Central Asia.

    Climate: Continental, cold winters and hot summers; arid and semi-arid.

    Border lengths: Russia 6,846 km., Uzbekistan 2,203 km., China 1,533 km., Kyrgyzstan 1,051 km., and Turkmenistan 379 km.

    People

    Nationality: Kazakhstani.

    Population (January 2008 est.): 15.6 million--down from 16.2 million in 1989; second most-populated country in Central Asia. Large-scale emigration of ethnic Russians, Germans, and Ukrainians accounts for most of the population decrease since 1989.

    Population growth rate (2007 est.): 1.08%.

    Population distribution: 52.8 % of population lives in urban areas. The largest cities include Astana (capital) with a population of 602,480, Almaty (former capital) 1.3 million, Karaganda 453,400, Shymkent 545,400, Taraz 340,000, Ust-Kamenogorsk 310,000, Pavlodar 300,000.

    Population density: 14.5 people per sq. mi. (U.S. density, 2000: 79.6 people per sq. mi.).

    Ethnic groups (2002): Kazakh 55.8%, Russian 28.3%, Ukrainian 3.3%, Uzbek 2.6%, German 1.8%, Uyghur 1.5%, other 5.0%.

    Religion: Sunni Muslim 47%, Russian Orthodox 44%, Protestant 2%, other 7%.

    Language: Kazakhstan is a bilingual country. Kazakh language has the status of the "state" language, while Russian is declared the "official" language. Russian is used routinely in business; 64.4% of population speaks the Kazakh language.

    Health (2007 est.): Infant mortality rate--27.4/1,000. Life expectancy--67.22 years (male 61.9 yrs.; female 72.84 yrs.). Health care (2005 est.)--30.3 doctors and 68.2 hospital beds per 10,000 persons.

    Education: Mandatory universal secondary education. School system consists of kindergarten, primary school (grades 1-4), secondary school (grades 5-9), and high school (grades 10-11). Literacy rate--98.4%.

    Work force (2007 est., 8.16 million): Industry and construction--18.1%; agriculture and fishing--32.9%; services--49%.

    Government

    Type: Republic.

    Independence: December 16, 1991 (from the Soviet Union).

    Declaration of sovereignty: October 25, 1990.

    Constitution: August 30, 1995 constitution adopted by referendum replaced a 1993 constitution.

    Branches: Executive--president, prime minister, Council of Ministers. Legislative--Senate and Mazhilis. Judicial--Supreme Court.

    Administrative subdivisions: 14 oblasts plus 2 cities--Almaty, the former capital, and Astana, the current capital; and the territory of Baykonur, which contains the space launch center that the Russians built and now lease.

    Ten political parties are registered: Nur Otan ("The Light of Fatherland" in Kazakh), Azat ("Free"; formerly known as True Ak Zhol), the National Social Democratic Party, Ak Zhol (Bright Path), Auyl (Farm), the Communist Party of Kazakhstan, the Communist People's Party, Party of Patriots, Adilet (Justice), and Rukhaniyat (Spirituality).

    Suffrage: Universal, 18 years of age.

    Economy

    GDP (2007): $102.5 billion.

    Exchange rate (period average): 122.55 KZT/U.S. $1 in 2007.

    GDP growth rate: 9.5% (2002); 9.2% (2003); 9.6% (2004 est.); 9.7% (2005 est.); 10.7% (2006); 8.5% (2007).

    GDP per capita (2007, purchasing power parity): $11,100.

    Inflation rate: 6.6% (2002); 6.8% (2003); 6.7% (2004 est.); 7.5% (2005); 8.4% (2006); 18.8% (2007 year-over-year); 10.8% (2007 average).

    Trade: Exports (2007 est.)--$44.88 billion. Imports (2007 est.)--$29.91 billion.

    Gross external debt: $18.2 billion (2002); $22.9 billion (2003); $32.71 billion (2004); $43.40 billion (2005); $73.46 billion (2006); $96.37 billion (2007).

    Central Bank's foreign exchange reserves: $4.96 billion (2003); $7.07 billion (2005 est.); $19.04 billion (Feb. 2008).

    National (oil) fund reserves: $3.6 billion (2003); $5.1 billion (2004); $10.1 billion (2006); $22.6 billion (Feb. 2008).

    Officially recognized unemployment rate: 8.7% (2003); 8.4% (2004 est.); 8.1% (2005 est.); 7.4% (2006 est.); 7.1% (2007 est.).

    Population below poverty line: 13.8% (2007).

    Good luck to you.

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