Kazakhstan

Average temperature, rainfall and snowfall information is available for the following climate stations in Kazakhstan

Official name:Republic of Kazakhstan
Capital:Astana; note - the government moved from Almaty to Astana in December 1998
Area:total: 2,717,300 sq km
water: 47,500 sq km
land: 2,669,800 sq km
Climate:continental, cold winters and hot summers, arid and semiarid
Location:Central Asia, northwest of China
Geographic coordinates:48 00 N, 68 00 E
Comparative Area:slightly less than four times the size of Texas
Land boundaries:total: 12,012 km
border countries: China 1,533 km, Kyrgyzstan 1,051 km, Russia 6,846 km, Turkmenistan 379 km, Uzbekistan 2,203 km
Coastline:0 km (landlocked); note - Kazakhstan borders the Aral Sea, now split into two bodies of water (1,070 km), and the Caspian Sea (1,894 km)
Terrain:extends from the Volga to the Altai Mountains and from the plains in western Siberia to oases and desert in Central Asia
Elevation extremes:lowest point: Vpadina Kaundy -132 m
highest point: Khan Tangiri Shyngy (Pik Khan-Tengri) 6,995 m

Map of Kazakhstan

Map of Kazakhstan

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