Kazakhstan

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Area: 2.7249 million km²
Capital: Astana
Population: 16.6 million inhabitants (2011)
 

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Travel advice
Status: Non-essential travel to certain areas will be discouraged in Kazakhstan.
More information about this advice, visit National Government .

Best time
May, June, September and October are the best months to travel to Kazakhstan. This avoids the freezing winter and hot summer.

Language
Kazakh is the official language in Kazakhstan. The most spoken language is Russian.

Photo: Door SSGT JEREMY T. LOCK - Public Domain https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1817053

Travel documents
You must have a passport valid for at least 6 months when leaving Kazakhstan.
A visa is required. You can apply online or in person at the consulate of Kazakhstan in The Hague.

Embassies and consulates
Below is a list of relevant diplomatic representations with eg address and contact information.
Dutch Embassy in Kazakhstan: kazachstan.nlambassade.org .
Dutch consulate in Kazakhstan: kazachstan.nlambassade.org .
Embassy of Kazakhstan in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl .
Consulate of Kazakhstan in the Netherlands: rijksoverheid.nl .

Immunization (vaccination)
For a visit to Kazakhstan, it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.

Money and Money
In Kazakhstan will be paid with the Kazakh tenge (KZT).

Kazachstan Tenge 5000 voorzijde

Traffic and route
In Kazakhstan you must drive on the right side of the road.
 

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Electricity
In Kazakhstan, the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.

News and newspapers
The latest news regarding Kazakhstan is available on Google news .
A summary of the newspapers from Kazakhstan available at Abyznewslinks .

Internet
Websites from Kazakhstan end in .kz.
Official website of Kazakhstan: en.government.kz .

Photos and videos
On Flickr you can find a nice collection of pictures of Kazakhstan.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Kazakhstan.

Holidays
An overview of all the holidays in Kazakhstan available at Beleven.org .

Protected areas and World Heritage

An overview of the protected areas (such as national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) in Kazakhstan can be found on Protected Planet .
An overview of the World Heritage Sites in Kazakhstan can be found on the World Heritage List of UNESCO.

Source: Wikipedia, Wiki Voyage, Government, Embassy Countries, GGD, Google News, Abyznews, Yellow Pages, Flickr, Youtube, Beleven.org, Waarbenjijnu.nl, Protected Planet, World Heritage List.

 

 

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