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The Republic of Kazakhstan, situated at the heart of Eurasia, appeared on the geopolitical map in 1991. The name Kazakh, of Turkic origin, is thought to mean “free man” – which is appropriate in a land historically populated by freedom-loving nomads.
Almaty, formerly known as Alma-Ata is the largest city in Kazakhstan, and was the country's capital until 1997. Despite losing its status as the capital to Astana, Almaty remains the major commercial and cultural centre of Kazakhstan, also with the biggest population. The city is located in the mountainous area of southern Kazakhstan.
Astana city - is the capital of Republic of Kazakhstan. Today Astana is an important industrial and cultural center of Kazakhstan, railway and auto-transport junction.
The climate in region differs by the long snow winters. Late spring, but very picturesque, usually the spring comes in the end of March. At this time the steppe looks especially beautifully, plains become covered by irises and tulips. Summer in Astana moderately hot, often there are rains, sunny days are very valuable to inhabitants.
At present time you can visit many administrative objects, business and entertainment centers in Astana.