Kazakhstan Country Quiz

What do you know about this "stan" country with an unspellable name? Try to guess these facts about the country of Kazakhstan.
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Last updated: May 15, 2020
First submittedNovember 22, 2014
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Capital of Kazakhstan
Nur-sultan
Former name of that capital
Astana
Most populous city
Almaty
Countries that border
Kazakhstan
Russia
China
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Turkmenistan
Most-practiced religion
Islam
Most important export
Oil
Country from which Kazakhstan
gained its independence in 1991
Soviet Union
Khan who conquered the region
in the 1200s
Genghis Khan
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Holiday celebrated on January 7
Christmas
World's largest inland sea, which
Kazakhstan borders
Caspian Sea
Once the world's second largest inland sea,
now almost entirely evaporated
Aral Sea
The most famous fictional Kazakhstani
(in the western world)
Borat
Much of Kazakshtan consists of
this Eurasian grassland biome
Steppe
Animal that some believe was first
domesticated in the region
Horse
Ancient trade route that passed
thorough Kazakhstan
Silk Road
The Baikonur Cosmodrome, currently
leased to Russia, is the world's largest...
Spaceport
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Level 71
May 15, 2020
It seems a bit useless to have both Turk(ic) and Turkmenistan.
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Level ∞
May 16, 2020
Swapped out the Turkic question.
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Level 73
May 16, 2020
Surely potassium is their biggest export?
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Level 47
Jul 13, 2020
was my first guess haha
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Level 58
Sep 3, 2020
it's asking for the most important export though, which seems like something that could be debated
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Level 56
Sep 3, 2020
All other countries have inferior potassium.
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Level 73
May 16, 2020
Akmola was also a former name of Nur-sultan
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Level 54
May 17, 2020
Can you add more names for Genghis Khan? I tried Dengis, Djengis, Dzjengis and then Kublai and then thought: must've been another Khan then...
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Level 63
Jun 16, 2020
I've never seen any of those names in English before. He's fairly universally known as Genghis.
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Level 55
Aug 11, 2020
It's spelled Chinggis everywhere in Central Asia (and by many historians), that should at least be added.
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Level 67
Sep 3, 2020
That's not universal at all. For example in Sweden he's known as Djingis Khan.
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Level 74
Sep 3, 2020
It makes sense to accept alternative spellings of words that are originally not in the latin alphabet.
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Level 67
May 23, 2020
Great selection of questions! If you would have told me I could answer 15 questions about Kazakhstan correctly I would be laughing haha, I would think I would get 2, its capital and how it is spelled.

(I would have gotten 16, cause I new what was meant in the last question, I just could not come up with the (english) word space, sky and star was the closest thing my mind could make of it haha)

Missed the export, holiday, and the 2 remaining city questions

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Level 73
Jul 8, 2020
Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are out of order alphabetically.
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Level 60
Sep 3, 2020
The bordering countries are not arrange alphabetically, rather in order of clockwise rotation.
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Level 83
Jul 22, 2020
Kazakhstan has a great flag, striking design and colors. It's one of the few I always know on flag quizzes.
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Level 81
Sep 3, 2020
we worship the hawk
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Level 32
Dec 9, 2020
Indeed my comrade. Indeed.
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Level 84
Sep 3, 2020
Wow. Christmas was a total guess. Never knew about that.
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Level 60
Sep 3, 2020
Orthodox Christmas*
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Level 74
Sep 3, 2020
*Eastern Orthodox Christmas, in certain jurisdictions
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Level 48
Jan 27, 2021
Yes, according to Julian calendar.
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Level 60
Sep 3, 2020
Nur-sultan has more former names likes Akmola or Tselinograd. Check it or be more precise.
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Level 69
Sep 3, 2020
If you know those two, you would most certainly try Astana as well? Sometimes we have to distinguish between all the things that could have been correct, and what we know the question is asking for.
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Level 69
Sep 3, 2020
Small typo in the spelling of Kazakhstan in the grassland biome question
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Level 73
Sep 5, 2020
Another typo in the Silk Road clue as well. "thorough" should be spelled "through".
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Level 21
Sep 3, 2020
I don't follow the name of Nur Sultan as well. Most people still call it Astana and some people do follow it, which is OK. But also, people don't, like said.
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Level 57
Sep 3, 2020
Officialy it is Nur-Sultan and that is what counted.
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Level 60
Sep 3, 2020
Even though the official name changed to Nur-Sultan, I quite like the previous name Astana. It has a nice ring to it.
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Level 48
Sep 3, 2020
17/20 Wow! I didn't expect to know so much about Kazakhstan! I thought I was gonna get lower! XD
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Level 71
Sep 3, 2020
No question about apples? okay.
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Level 49
Sep 4, 2020
My wife!
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Level 59
Sep 8, 2020
Who on earth is Borat??
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Level 51
Oct 25, 2020
Borat Margaret Sagdiyev is most famous journalist and cultural ambassador for the glorious nation of Kazakhstan! Mr. Borat has done Cultural Learnings of America for make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, and more recently, Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan!
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Level 65
Oct 26, 2020
If people still don't know who he is by now, he will almost certainly be execute.
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Level 25
Dec 19, 2020
Should have asked who is the number 5 prostitute in all the land
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Level 50
Jan 11, 2021
Kazakhstan: number 1 exporter of potassium, all other counties have inferior potassium
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Level 40
Feb 3, 2021
Very Nice Quiz!
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