Kazakhstan is the world’s largest land lock country and 9th largest country in the world. Kazakhstan is a democratic, secular, unitary, constitutional republic with a diverse cultural heritage. Being the ninth largest country in the world, Kazakhstan is wide to an extent that it encompasses 5 climate zones and has 2 time zones. Some of the major cities in Kazakhstan are: Almaty, Astana (Nur sultan), Karaganda, Shymkent, Taraz etc.
Nur sultan (former name-Astana) is the capital of Kazakhstan. Nursultan lies in the north-central part of the country, along the Ishim River, at the junction of the Trans-Kazakhstan and South Siberian railways. The capital Nur-Sultan has been transformed into a 21st-century showpiece with a profusion of bold futuristic architecture.